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After A Crisis: How Young Children Heal

Young children, toddlers, and preschoolers know when bad things happen, and they remember what they have been through. After a scary event, we often see changes in their behavior. They may cry more, become more clingy and not want us to leave, have temper tantrums, hit others, have problems sleeping, become afraid of things that didn’t bother them before, and lose skills that previously mastered. Changes like these are a sign that they need help. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) created a list of tips to help understand how young children heal.

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