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Trauma Response

Most children experience stressful things as they grow up, divorce, illness or even the death of someone they know. These things can be difficult, but they’re not usually traumatic. A trauma is a sudden, unexpected and shocking event. If a child experiences a traumatic event, they might feel frightened or distressed. Children’s and adults reactions to traumatic events depend on a few things, how old they are, whether they’ve been through a traumatic event before, and what kind of support they get from family, friends and school, partners. How individuals interpret an event also affects how much trauma they feel. For example, a car accident will feel more traumatic if a person thought they were going to die. Personality and temperament can play a role too. This is why two children/individuals who go through the same traumatic event for example, a terrorist attack, might react differently.

We can provide a bespoke package of support to fit the needs of your
school including:

  • Access to free resources
  • Support with development of policies and procedures
  • Assessment and plan within 24hrs
  • Staff Drop-in
  • Groupwork for Children
  • Support with watchful waiting and observations

Length of Intervention

Response within 24hrs
Initial Support within 1-2 weeks
Follow-Up after 4 weeks

Self Help Resources

Take a look at some of the websites and apps that can support you.

Start your Journey

https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.investorsinpeople.com
https://www.livingwage.org.uk

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