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Coping Emotionally

Coping with changes following a burn:

Your child will be very happy to once again be with his/her toys, friends, school, and family. However, your child's burn care and emotional recovery will continue when you leave the hospital. Along with the excitement, you and your child may also feel uneasy about what will happen next.

Your entire family has experienced a crisis as a result of the burn, hospitalization, and the disruption of home life. Children are affected not only by how a crisis impacts their own lives, but also by their parents' reactions to the situation. Below are some important strategies for helping children and parents cope with the stress of the child's injury, the hospitalization, medical treatment, and now returning home:

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