Children will experience events in their lives that affect them emotionally and physically. Reactions to these events are usually brief and children recover without further difficulties.

But there are times when children experience a series of events that make them feel helpless and pushed beyond their ability to cope. This can lead to childhood trauma.

Trauma affects children differently depending on their age, personality and past experiences.

Learn more about childhood trauma below.

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Primary school children