Learn how to help children suffering from trauma

With mass shootings, natural disasters, and the social climate today, our children are living in a world that can be very scary at times. Children who have suffered from trauma, through abuse, loss, or another tragedy, may have different ways of viewing the world through the distorted lens of their fears and worries, and often need the help of trusted adults to guide them through their emotions. Many children use denial as their first coping method, so getting them to talk about what’s happened and explore how they’re feeling and what scares them now is important. Consider consulting someone with expertise in child development – a psychologist, counselor or experienced teacher might have suggestions as to how best to support a child in the aftermath of a frightening experience. For a copy of the full VIRTUS® article “A Parent Handout for Helping Children Heal,” click HERE.



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