Trauma and Children

My heart is filled with so much sadness and compassion about the gun violence in our country. It is something that I cannot fully comprehend, and it is getting worse, not better.


Most children will experience some form of trauma, whether it is natural disaster, domestic violence, death of a friend or family member, or something like what happened in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. There are many layers to trauma and how it affects individuals and societies, and if you have children in your life, here is a list of resources to help with the difficult conversations: https://www.ncfr.org/resources/resource-collections/how-talk-children-about-tragedies.


I love my work, as hard as it is sometimes, and if you need more support, please reach out to me, or another person you trust. Lean in to safe relationships and take extra care of yourself. In peace, Rachel