In my last post, I utilized research to help us all understand the impact of trauma to children in urban areas. In the Philadelphia region, we have seen how trauma has devastated children and families in case after case. The impact, as well as the statistics, are frightening.
We tend to think of trauma in children occurring as an isolated incident in which a person did something to cause the trauma. However, a major contributing factor to trauma in children is poverty, and poverty is one reason for the prevalence of trauma in urban settings.