Childhood TRAUMA Awareness Campaign
Childhood trauma is a national epidemic that impacts not only the young victims and their families, but also communities and the country at large. The statistics make the prevalence of the problem clear — more than one in four children have dealt with early traumatic experiences.
To raise awareness of childhood trauma, in June 2016 the Attachment & Trauma Network and its partners are launching a year-long campaign designed to raise the voices of families struggling to heal traumatized children so that others, including caregivers, schools, churches and civic leaders, can develop a better understanding of why society needs to become trauma-sensitive and why families of traumatized children need help.
The Childhood Trauma Awareness Campaign builds upon the success of last year’s National Attachment Trauma Awareness (NATA) Day, and centers around the collection of personal stories from those impacted by childhood trauma. By highlighting the faces and individual stories behind the statistics, the Campaign hopes to bring childhood trauma out of the shadows so that families struggling to help heal their traumatized children can get the help they need. It will also help light the path to practices and policies that can help manage this epidemic at the family, community and national level. The Campaign will collect stories from affected families and children through a variety of media.
Scroll down to see the many ways you can join the movement and help the Childhood Trauma Awareness Campaign a success!