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Providing the Comfort of a Stuffed Toy for Children Affected by Trauma

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The adult world can be a scary place for children, especially when things go wrong. When a child is plunged into the turmoil of an emergency situation, such as a crime or natural disaster, a simple gesture of care in the form of a stuffed animal can become an emotional anchor to keep the child from being swept away by despair. Natalie Kniess knows this to be true.

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