In Australia, accidental injuries represent the most common type of traumatic event experienced by youth, with approximately 2.5% children and adolescents experiencing a serious accidental injury requiring a hospital admission each year.
The most frequent causes of non-fatal child injury include falls, being struck by an object, motor vehicle crashes and burns. Injury is the leading cause of death for children and teens in Australia. The consequences of child injury can be far reaching and life long. This section of the website provides information about the consequences of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury in children.