The world looks different through their eyes. If you're concerned about your child, remember to LOOK:

Learn the signs

Observe changes in behavior

Overcome their fears

Know where to turn

Children react differently at different ages, but for the very young you might observe behaviors such as:
  • irritability,
  • fussiness,
  • startling easily,
  • trouble sleeping,
  • stopping eating,
  • difficulty getting the child to calm down,
  • frequent tantrums,
  • becoming unusually withdrawn and quiet,
  • clinginess and/or a reluctance to explore the world,
  • repeating traumatic events over and over again in play or conversation,
  • delays in reaching developmental milestones, or
  • loss or regression in acquired skills.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a list of symptoms and behaviors associated with exposure to trauma for children from infancy through age 5.