Parents and caregivers have an essential role in helping children recover from traumatic events. Children who have experienced adversity need to feel safe and loved. All parents want to provide this kind of nurturing environment for their children. However, when parents do not have an understanding of the effects of trauma, they may misinterpret their child’s behavior and become stressed themselves.
The more parents and caregivers learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency, the more equipped they become to understand the cause for their children’s emotions and behaviors. With this foundation, parents will be better armed to help their children cope and build resilience.
When children know that they have caring adults in their life who are working to keep them safe and supported, most can recover from their adversities and thrive!
Resilient Chattahoochee Valley invites all parents and caregivers to learn more about ACEs, trauma, and resiliency through the resources below!