Dealing with Trauma

It can be difficult to know how to help someone you love and care for when they have gone through a distressing or frightening event.

It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions following a distressing event such as a bush fire.

There are many things you can do to help cope with and recover from such an experience.

Toddlers between the ages of 2 and 5, can be seriously affected by trauma, just like older children and adults.

If you are feeling suicidal now you may be feeling very alone, lost, frightened, confused. You may be feeling there is no other way out of your problem, difficulties, worries, feelings, or whatever reason you are contemplating taking your life.

We all need to be aware, that for cildren, as well as for adults, facing a distressing or frightening experience such as a bush fire, means that children’s responses to these experiences depend on a wide range of factors.

Trauma can have a serious effect on babies and toddlers. Many people wrongly believe that babies do not notice or remember traumatic events.