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Restoring a Sense of Well-Being in Children After a Traumatic Event: Tips for Parents, Caregivers and Professionals

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This tip sheet discusses how parents and caregivers can communicate well and increase a child’s sense of safety immediately after and in the days and weeks after a traumatic event, with a focus on violent incidents. Also included are tips for emergency planning with children and online resources for additional assistance for adults concerned about how a child is reacting to an incident of violence.
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)