About the CHUMS Trauma Service
The Trauma Service supports children in Bedfordshire and Luton who have been affected by distressing events, such as sexual abuse, domestic abuse, assault or witnessing an accident.
We support children and young people who have experienced a death of someone they knew in a traumatic way, like murder, suicide or other sudden death. We are also working with child refugees or asylum seekers to help them sort out the upsetting events they have experienced as they fled their home country to come to the UK. Following such experiences, children and young people may show signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Children may experience upsetting memories that seem to play over and over in their minds and can cause changes in mood, behavioural problems, anxiety, and disturb their sleep.