Effects of Childhood Trauma Exposure
Includes resources, toolkits and publications that provide an overview on the impact of childhood trauma exposure across the lifespan.
The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health across the Lifespan (PDF 1.5MB) is a 2008 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report outlining the research on childhood stress and the implications for adult health and well-being. The publication highlights the stress caused by child abuse, neglect and repeated exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and provides violence prevention ideas on ways to incorporate information on childhood stress and trauma.
Trauma, PTSD, and Attachment in Infants and Young Children is a 2014 fact sheet explaining the trauma exposure resulting from maltreatment and neglect and the resulting impact on an infant or young child’s attachment process.
Child Maltreatment: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective on the Role of Trauma and Neglect in Psychopathology (PDF 353KB), published in 2008 by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., explains the impact of maltreatment on a child’s brain growth and development.
Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children, and Their Families helps early childhood professionals expand their understanding of trauma exposure, learn about developmental consequences of early childhood trauma experiences and broaden their trauma intervention knowledge through consultation.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (PDF 55KB) is a 2011 fact sheet containing an overview of PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents.