Many children experience trauma during childhood, such as the death of a loved one, abuse, a serious accident, or a natural disaster. Sometimes the stress brought on by a trauma is so severe that it interferes with a child’s daily life and ability to interact with others. It can also affect his or her cognitive development, physical and emotional wellbeing, and behavior.
A Child Study Center expert pioneered Trauma Systems Therapy, a multiphase treatment program for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events or live with traumatic stress, or some combination of the two. Our specialists provide consultation and training to social service agencies and social welfare systems across the country.