May 2024 Newsletter – Impact of Trauma on Children

Impact of Trauma on Children

Traumatic events are frightening, dangerous, or violent events that can threaten someone’s life or well-being. Many different events can cause trauma, and the emotions and physical reactions they cause can continue long after the event has occurred. Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have lasting effects on the individual’s daily functioning including possible changes in mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.

Statistics show that 26% of children will experience a traumatic event before the age of four. Over a quarter of the children in our classrooms have experienced at least one traumatic or adverse childhood event. How do we help this large percentage of children in our care? How do we teach children facing such trauma?

In this month’s newsletter, we will look at traumatic events, adverse childhood events, and the impact these experiences have on young children. We will explore how to recognize the signs of trauma and traumatic stress in the children we care for. The newsletter will also cover how to help the children who have experienced trauma and how we can help meet the needs of the families we serve whose children have experienced trauma. We will also delve into how trauma-informed practices in our classrooms can benefit all of the children we teach and care for.


For the article The Impact of Traumatic Events, CLICK HERE

For the article Recognizing the Signs of Trauma and Traumatic Stress in Children, CLICK HERE

For the article Helping Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, CLICK HERE

For the article How Do We Meet the Needs of Families Whose Children Have Experienced Trauma?, CLICK HERE