What You Can Do (Con't)
Forming trusting attachments and relationships is critical for children who have suffered trauma.
There are several things you can do to help establish a trusting relationship with a child, such as:
- Have quality interactions with the child (this means fully engaging with the child and listening to the child)
- Do not make commitments or promises that you may not be able to keep
- Involve the child in decisions that affect their lives
- Focus on the child's strengths and resilience