Since fear is the opposite of love, fear is the feeling of being separate from love or sanity or a basic goodness in the world, especially with children who have been traumatized. Then I think it is particularly important that responsible adults as soon as possible after an event assure the child that they are safe, and set a stage for healing to begin.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings
Call me flak-catcher.