Section 5 - Trauma Informed Care

Effect of Trauma in School-age Children

In school-age children, trauma can affect how children:

  • control fears, anxieties, and aggression
  • hold attention for learning and solving problems
  • control impulses
  • deal with stress

As a result, children may have:

  • sleep issues
  • new problems with learning
  • a hard time controlling startle reactions
  • behavior that changes between very fearful and very aggressive