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What Is Child Traumatic Stress?

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This fact sheet provides a detailed summary explaining what child traumatic stress is, how it develops, and its related symptoms. The resource highlights the possible impacts of traumatic stress on a child’s physical and emotional health, reactions the child may exhibit in response to a traumatic event, and some tips for caregivers and other adults supporting children who have experienced trauma.
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National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)