Serious Accident, Illness, or Medical Procedure
Trauma may be caused by an unintentional injury or accident, having a physical illness, or experiencing medical procedures that are extremely painful and/or life-threatening.
Traumatic Grief or Separation
Death of a parent, primary caretaker, or sibling causes trauma. This includes abrupt or unexpected, accidental, or premature death or homicide of a close friend, family member, or other close relative. It may also apply to abrupt, unexplained, and/or indefinite separation from a parent, primary caretaker or sibling due to circumstances beyond the child victim's control.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) describes symptoms associated with a traumatic event – such as a car accident, witnessing violence, or natural disaster. The symptoms may include recurrent bad dreams, physical reactions, flashbacks, startle reaction, loss of interest in usual activities, and avoiding reminders of the event
A complex trauma or developmental trauma disorder describes how children's exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events impacts their ongoing development. Typically, complex trauma exposure involves the simultaneous or sequential occurrence of child maltreatment and may include psychological maltreatment, neglect, physical, and sexual abuse, and witnessing domestic violence.
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