An estimated 72% of Australian children have been exposed to at least one traumatic event relating to abuse, neglect, grief or other significant adversity.
Trauma exposure during this early life stage can detrimentally affect brain development and is associated with an increased risk of developing mental health disorders which can last a lifetime.
Trauma and mental ill-health shows up differently for each child, but there are common signs. Recognising and responding to the signs is important in ensuring children get the help they need to prevent long-term hurt and begin healing.
Source: Emerging Minds, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Summary of evidence and impacts, Jan 2020.
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1 in 3
Australians cannot confidently recognise signs of mental ill-health in their child or a child in their care.
of parents say their child continues to experience negative effects on their mental health following world events.
of Australians believe classroom teachers need more support to help identify trauma-impacted students.
Source: Dentsu Intelligence, September 2022.
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- What is trauma and the different types of trauma
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