The most important factor involved a child’s wellbeing is the presence of a caring, nurturing adult who can provide them with emotional support, increase their self esteem, and let them know they matter. This is the most powerful tool in helping a child heal from trauma. Connect with other caregivers in the child’s life and let the child know it’s okay to discuss traumatic incidents with an adult they trust.
We all have a special role to play— educators, nurses, parents, neighbors, social workers, and police—in ensuring the promise and opportunity of children growing up healthy, finishing school, and becoming successful and non-violent citizens, parents and partners
If your child or a child you know has been exposed to violence, tap into our network of local services to get them the help they need to heal and thrive.