Traumatic Events: How children and young people can react, and how adults can respond?

When does an upsetting or stressful event become a traumatic one?

Some events can be upsetting or stressful for children and young people, which may lead to short-term changes in how they feel, think and behave. Usually after the event has finished, such reactions diminish and they return to how they felt, thought and behaved before the event(s). However, if someone istraumatised by an event, it overwhelms their ability to cope and their reactions seem to last well after the event has passed. More…