What is Trauma?

By Casey Family Services

June 4, 2002


This five-page report reviews symptoms and treatments associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma. It tells how traumatic events can impact children and offers four recommendations for helping them cope with trauma.  

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Kids, foster care and PTSD: what the research says

Kids in foster care are no strangers to PTSD. For example: 60% of sexually abused kids, 40% of physically abused kids and nearly 20% of non-abused kids in foster care had a PTSD diagnosis, according to one study.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations