Responses to Childhood Trauma

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  • 1. Children & Exposure to Trauma Dr. Laura A. Lewis University at Buffalo School of Social Work
  • 2. Among Children in the United StatesTRAUMA IS VERY COMMON
  • 3. According to the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (2009), trauma exposure forchildren, including maltreatment and victimization, isprevalent. Retrieved from: http://www.topnews.ae
  • 4. For example, 60% of children have experienced victimization in the previous year (Finkelhor et al., 2009). Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com
  • 5. 7 Million children are exposed to intra-familial violence each year (McDonald et al., 2006) Retrieved from: www.americamagazine.org
  • 6. Exposure to trauma has long-lasting effects for children.Retrieved from: http://www.drkeegan.com
  • 7. The dominant approach......has been to focus on symptoms, i.e. “Medical Model”
  • 8. ...and not on addressing societal conditions.Retrieved from: www.filipspagnoli.wordpress.com
  • 9. Community Wide Solutions are NeededRetrieved from: www.razoo.com
  • 10. Shift the focus from this...Retrieved from www.liahonaacademy.com
  • 11. ...to this!Retrieved from www.liftinguplives.org
  • 12. Building Resources & Resiliency
  • 13. Youth EmpowermentRetrieved from: www.knightfoundation.org
  • 14. Safe and Supportive Schools Retrieved from: www.generationsunited.blogspot.com