You can not lead a child to a place of healing if you do not know the way yourself.
– Dr. Karyn Purvis
Science and research reveal the impact of early trauma and toxic stress on brain development, long-term health and the degree to which children may struggle in many areas of life. Children living in poverty or unstable family situations are particularly at risk for the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that may lead to generational patterns which can be difficult to overcome. But there is hope! Trauma-informed care is an important part of holistic discipleship and can inform ministries that help prevent ACEs, and lead to more effective connection and increased resiliency in those who have experiences ACEs.