One in three children and young people are exposed to at least one potentially traumatic event by the time they are 18. We know from decades of research that such exposure can increase the risk of later mental health problems and difficulties in personal and social relationships, and of new stressful experiences. However, through improved understanding, appropriate support and timely intervention we can reduce the negative impact of traumatic events on children and young people.
The UK Trauma Council has been created in order to bring together leading experts in research, policy and practice from all four nations of the UK and drive positive change in the care and support provided to children and young people who have been exposed to trauma.
The UK Trauma Council launches with:
- Childhood Trauma and the Brain: A multimedia educational resource portfolio for professionals and foster carers on what neuroscience can tell us about childhood abuse and neglect
- Coronavirus Policy Briefing – Beyond the Pandemic: Strategic priorities for responding to childhood trauma
- Coronavirus resources – Three video and PDF resources: (i) Signs and symptoms of trauma; (ii) Why understanding the past is crucial in a crisis (iii) Promoting psychological recovery and wellbeing