People from around the globe celebrated the recent heroic rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team. Statistically speaking the odds of being trapped in a cave like the Thai soccer boys is rare.
But numerous national studies have shown trauma is more common in childhood than most people realize. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health almost half of children living in the United States have gone through one or more serious traumas (e.g., violence).
For this reason, it’s important for parents and caregivers to be informed, recognize the signs of reactions to stress, and learn how to best help teenagers and children cope spiritually and emotionally.