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Understanding Children's Feelings

Following a traumatic event, children often experience the same feelings as adults, but they may have difficulty putting their feelings into words. Some children may also express their emotions more intensely. Their fear, anxiety, or anger may be channeled and expressed through changes in behaviour. They may have nightmares, trouble eating, or difficulty sleeping.

These responses are normal reactions to stress.

For help supporting your children, contact your pediatrician or doctor. CTSS has also developed resources to support children and their families.

CTSS Resources

For more information on supports available, contact CTSS at 780-421-2217 or ctss@edmontonpolice.ca.