Childhood trauma is trauma which is experienced under the age of 18. The impacts of childhood trauma are often more extreme and diverse than adult trauma. This is because a child’s brain is still developing. Children are also physically and psychologically dependent on adults, and they are in different stages of development to adults. This means that they process information about the world, other people, and themselves in a different way. Blue Knot has developed a fact sheet which explains Childhood Trauma.