Exposure to traumatic events is very common in young people. After a trauma a child may feel distressed, tearful or in shock. In most cases they will recover well with family support but if these feelings persist, they may have developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
This film explains how to identify and help a child showing the symptoms of PTSD.
Nip in the Bud® was set up to encourage awareness about mental health disorders in young children. Find out more about the chairty at www.nipinthebud.org