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.  

June 4, 2002

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    An overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  2. 2

    Symptoms of trauma and PTSD.

  3. 3

    Treatments for trauma and PTSD.

  4. 4

    Recommendations on helping kids cope with trauma.

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