Trauma results from an event, a set of circumstances, or a series of events is experienced by an individual. These event(s) may be physically harmful, emotionally harmful, or threatening. The result has lasting adverse effects on a child's functioning and physical, social, emotional, or physical well-being

In the wake of a traumatic event, you may be filled with worry or sadness. Yet no matter how concerned or overwhelmed you may feel, as a parent or guardian, you have the power to help children recover. Your comfort, support and reassurance can make them feel safe and secure, guide them through their fears and grief, and prevent them from suffering lasting psychological effects.