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Types of Trauma

Acute trauma is a one-time traumatic event. Some examples of acute trauma are:

    Gun and a storm

  • An auto accident
  • A violent event in the community, such as a shooting
  • A natural disaster such as a flood or a hurricane
  • A sudden loss of someone the child cares about
  • An assault

When a child experiences acute trauma, he or she may experience a range of emotions and physical reactions that are quite overwhelming.