More than ⅔ of children around the world have seen or witnessed an act of violence (WHO) resulting in trauma and mental health disorders. Today, 4/5 youth in need of Mental Health do not receive it. The Mental Health Crisis is growing among youth and adolescents. When these issues go unaddressed at a young age, studies have shown negative outcomes are a result which continue well into adulthood.
Depression, anxiety and low self worth are direct results of trauma and victimization among children and teens. Without intervention, youth are more likely to have poor academic performance, drop out of school, demonstrate aggressive behavior and/or participate in substance abuse.