Children in the immediate aftermath of a disaster or traumatic event
Emerging Minds, Australia, 2019
This video, featuring child psychotherapist Ruth Wraith, discusses some of the ways children might feel and behave in the immediate time period after a disaster. Parents and caregivers can help children feel safe by soothing and reassuring them, accepting and validating their feelings, and holding them.
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