Acute: A single, isolated event limited in time, such as being the victim of a crime, serious accident, or witnessing a violent event.
Chronic: Being exposed to multiple, ongoing events over an extended time such as abuse, domestic violence or war.
System Induced: Being exposed to systems that are meant to help, like being removed from a home, foster care system or education system.
Studies have shown that stress signals can continue long after the trauma is over. This might affect your mind and body, including how you think, feel and behave. Trauma can affect your body as well as your mind, which can have a long-term impact on your physical health.