Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can have long-lasting effects on a person's emotional and psychological wellbeing. It can be caused by a single event, such as a car accident or a natural disaster, or by ongoing exposure to stressful or harmful situations, such as neglect, abuse or violence. When a child or adolescent experiences trauma, it can be difficult for them to understand what is happening to them and to process their emotions. It's important to have open and honest conversations with your child about trauma, so that they feel supported and empowered to manage its effects.
Select from the videos listed below to view interviews with leading specialists offering guidance and strategies relating to trauma. Access additional RESOURCES here or by clicking on the resources button located on the right hand side for further information from key organisations.