Children and Stress

Choose a kind of childhood trauma and address;

  1. How common is it for children to experience this kind of trauma?
  2. Are there specific effects that result from this kind of childhood trauma?
  3. What kinds of behaviors do children who have undergone this kind of trauma demonstrate?
  4. Many trauma interventions are developed from heartfelt concern for children and their families, but have no scientific basis. Give at least one example of an intervention that is well-meant, but not based in science, and one that has a scientific underpinning.

 

  • Natural disasters
  • Terrorism
  • Illness
  • Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Economic stress
  • Military family stress, PTSD

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