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Understanding Child Trauma

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To support caregivers or others tending to children, this web page from SAMHSA explains the effects of traumatic events—such as natural disasters or community violence—on children. It provides a breakdown of possible reactions shown by children of different ages as well as tips for supporting children who have experienced traumatic stress.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)