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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:

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  • 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