KKH psychologists share child trauma warning signs as cases rise 30%

Children may not be able to ask for help or express how they are feeling due to their young age, said KKH psychologist Jemi Chen. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - The number of child trauma referrals at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) has risen by about 30 per cent since 2017, with 210 last year.

Such children may have experienced a wide variety of traumatic events, such as road traffic accidents, sexual abuse, bullying, physical assaults, family violence and loss of a loved one.

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