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Few Programs Prepared To Help Traumatized Infants And Toddlers

Ashley Hopkinson

EdSource

Jun 1, 2017

"Early childhood trauma is distinct because infants and toddlers cannot verbalize the intensity of their feelings or describe alarming situations, the report states. This means a sense of hopelessness can easily go unaddressed in younger children. Also, children will often react with a range of behaviors that adults don’t always associate with trauma, such as excessive crying, fighting or withdrawal."