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Helping Young Children and Families Cope With Trauma

posted May 28, 2013, 10:06 AM by Maria Geueke
When young children are exposed to a traumatic event, 
they depend on adults, especially their parents, to protect 
them and to make sense of the world for them. However, 
loss of trust in adults and new fears are common after 
traumatic events. Parents need to be able to listen to their 
children and hear their concerns. They also need to help 
them feel safe. If parents are traumatized, it is important for 
them to find support for themselves and to reach out to 
others for support for their children. 

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