The effects of trauma can stem from a wide range of experiences and events, such as: abuse in childhood, neglect, domestic violence, rape, sudden death of a loved one, natural disasters, and war. Trauma affects more people than you may think. In fact, research by the National Institute of Health indicates that approximately 51% of women and 61% of men the U.S. will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.
The human response to trauma occurs on three levels: biological, psychological, and social. It is not due to personal weakness or weak faith, but it is a normal reaction.
Healing from trauma takes time. Learning how to filter past traumatic experiences through God’s grace and implementing some practical stress relieving skills and tools can aid in the healing process and provide hope.
If He walked the earth today, how would Jesus reach out and respond to those who suffer from the aftereffects of trauma?
This article provides 8 practical pointers for helping children cope with trauma and grief.
This resource walks you through the three most common ways trauma presents itself in people’s lives. Within each of the three items, you will find important information about trauma, what the Bible has to say about it, and one action step that may help.
The 1-2-3 Care Toolkit is intended to support caregivers on their journey towards trauma sensitivity. It is organized by topic, each offering a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids.