Trauma-Informed Care: Birth to 21 years of age
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Families, School Staff or Administrators
This clinical report and the accompanying policy statement19 address secondary prevention and intervention: practical strategies for identifying children at risk for trauma and/or experiencing trauma symptoms. “Children,” unless otherwise specified, refers to youth from birth to 21 years of age.
Experiences in childhood, both positive and negative, have a significant effect on subsequent health, mental health, and developmental trajectories. For many children and adolescents, traumatic experiences are all too common. Almost one-half of American children, or 34 million younger than 18 years, have faced at least 1 potentially traumatic early childhood experience