Grief

Losing a parent to death or to divorce is catastrophic for any child. However, there are different issues in the grief process between the death of a parent and the end of the parent’s marriage. When a child loses a parent due to death, even young children can understand the concept that the body quit working. All children come across toys or things that  Read more…

Trauma

In the last blog, “Do you recognize the behaviors of a traumatized child?” I presented how children might act when exposed to various crisis. Today let’s look at what we can do when ministering to, living with or working with a child that has been traumatized. What to do When dealing with unruly children change from the thinking or asking, “What’s wrong with you?”  Read more…

Are you are aware of the many crises children today experience? A trauma-informed church understands how a crisis affects a child. Experiencing a life crisis can lead to some children exhibiting particular characteristics of being “traumatized?” Definitions of crisis and trauma Crisis is the event – the disaster, the emergency, the calamity or predicament. Trauma is the result of experiencing a crisis –  Read more…