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

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

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