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Helping Young Children Heal

Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Alicia F. Lieberman, Patricia Van Horn
Early Trauma Treatment Network at University of California San Franscisco

January 1, 2005

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 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 they previously mastered. Changes like these are a sign that they need help. Here are some ways you can help them.


Early Trauma Treatment Network Helping Young Children Heal