When a child witnesses or experiences a tragedy, your guidance and input as a parent is crucial to the level of recovery that will occur. Keep in mind that each child is different—one’s personality, past experiences and age can create unique reactions that require specific responses on your part. Observe your child and see what emotional, mental and spiritual changes you detect since the trauma has occurred.

Here are some suggestions that may give your child the best opportunity to work through the pain of the recent event.

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