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.
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.