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Facts For Families (Trauma)

During COVID-19, children and families may feel traumatic stress.

Facts For Families (Trauma)
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A trauma is a dangerous, frightening and sometimes violent experience that is often sudden. Trauma is a normal reaction that occurs in response to an extreme event. What can teachers and providers do to support children and families experiencing trauma?

Partner with parents and families to seek help if children are having signs or symptoms! The first step is to share this downloadable resource with parents and families:

  1. Email to parents and families
  2. Share on Facebook and Twitter

For additional support, Maryland’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Consultation Project is working to help child care programs and families cope with all the changes occurring due to COVID -19. IECMH services are currently being provided remotely. For more information, click here.

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