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Trauma Sensitive Schools

About Trauma

In Massachusetts, a study by the Office of the Commissioner of Probation reported that about 43,000 children were named on restraining orders, suggesting that these children were affected by family violence. The Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) reports that in 2004 nearly 40,000 children were included in the DSS caseload due to child abuse and neglect.

What is Trauma?
Types of Traumatic Exposure
What is Complex Trauma?
Trauma Response and Reaction
Effects of Trauma
Effects on Children - By Function
Effects on Children - By Age

Last Updated: December 18, 2007
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