Psychological aspects of traumatic injury in children and adolescents.

  title={Psychological aspects of traumatic injury in children and adolescents.},
  author={Ernesto Caffo and Carlotta Belaise},
  journal={Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={12 3},
Each year millions of children are exposed to some form of extreme traumatic stressor. These traumatic events include natural disasters (e.g., tornadoes, floods, hurricanes), motor vehicle accidents, life-threatening illnesses and associated painful medical procedures (e.g., severe burns, cancer, limb amputations), physical abuse, sexual assault, witnessing domestic or community violence, kidnapping, and sudden death of a parent. During times of war, violent and nonviolent trauma (e.g., lack of… CONTINUE READING
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