We Understand the Importance

of early intervention in tackling mental health disorders

WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE

of early intervention in tackling mental health disorders

With emotional support 

our children can live their best possible lives 

Support Does Matter

Each developmental stage presents specific challenges that children often work through in the natural process of “growing up”. Mental health challenges can exacerbate these difficulties and in many cases, affective disorders arise as a direct result of unaddressed adverse childhood events, whether these events are traumatic experiences such as experiencing a natural disaster, losing a loved one, divorce or everyday experiences such as moving to a new home. A child’s gender and age among other factors influences his or her resilience to changes and life challenges. However, with the appropriate support, children can successfully navigate these challenges and continue on a path to healthy development.

With emotional support 

our children can live their best possible live

SUPPORT DOES MATTER

Each developmental stage presents specific challenges that children often work through in the natural process of “growing up”. Mental health challenges can exacerbate these difficulties and in many cases, affective disorders arise as a direct result of unaddressed adverse childhood events, whether these events are traumatic experiences such as experiencing a natural disaster, losing a loved one, divorce or everyday experiences such as moving to a new home. A child’s gender and age among other factors influences his or her resilience to changes and life challenges. However, with the appropriate support, children can successfully navigate these challenges and continue on a path to healthy development.

Supportive Services

Individual SUPPORT

Children who have experienced traumatic events may go through periods of time where they find aspects of daily life difficult or challenging. During such times, it is important to understand the benefits of professional assistance. Children should not be led to think they need to be struggling or suffering severely to access help. It may prove beneficial for the struggling child to speak with someone who is not a friend or family member. Many people find that one or more visits to a counsellor, chaplain, general practitioner, or psychologist greatly assists with relieving their emotional distress and aids in their recovery. Making the decision to access professional assistance when needed is a wise choice that can often help in regaining emotional strength and resilience.

Individual Support

Children who have experienced traumatic events may go through periods of time where they find aspects of daily life difficult or challenging. During such times, it is important to understand the benefits of professional assistance. Children should not be led to think they need to be struggling or suffering severely to access help. It may prove beneficial for the struggling child to speak with someone who is not a friend or family member. Many people find that one or more visits to a counsellor, chaplain, general practitioner, or psychologist greatly assists with relieving their emotional distress and aids in their recovery. Making the decision to access professional assistance when needed is a wise choice that can often help in regaining emotional strength and resilience.

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FAMILY SUPPORT

When children experience abandonment, abuse, or other deep hurt, the adults in their lives may not always know how to help them appropriately process what they are going through. Community members and parents learn skills they can apply as they serve as para-professionals in providing children with the emotional support necessary to heal. When supporting children who have experienced hurt or trauma, it is of paramount importance to remember two words: “hope” and “encouragement.” Emotional support is not about telling someone they should cover their problems with images of happier thoughts. Instead, it is a way of offering the individual ways to process the pain and despair left by the traumatic experience.
Supportive Services

Family Support

When children experience abandonment, abuse, or other deep hurt, the adults in their lives may not always know how to help them appropriately process what they are going through. Community members and parents learn skills they can apply as they serve as para-professionals in providing children with the emotional support necessary to heal. When supporting children who have experienced hurt or trauma, it is of paramount importance to remember two words: “hope” and “encouragement.” Emotional support is not about telling someone they should cover their problems with images of happier thoughts. Instead, it is a way of offering the individual ways to process the pain and despair left by the traumatic experience.

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Group Support

The oft-quoted African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” hold true; so does the reality that in today’s society, parents need a community of support to raise their children. Grief, loss, shock, sadness, and stress lead to isolation which may result in deleterious emotional distress. With group support, children and their families can develop resilience by learning appropriate coping skills, strategies for managing stressful situations, and better ways of thinking about life’s challenges. To develop resiliency, one must tap into personal strengths, the support of family, friends, neighbors, and/or faith communities. 

GROUP SUPPORT

The oft-quoted African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” hold true; so does the reality that in today’s society, parents need a community of support to raise their children. Grief, loss, shock, sadness, and stress lead to isolation which may result in deleterious emotional distress. With group support, children and their families can develop resilience by learning appropriate coping skills, strategies for managing stressful situations, and better ways of thinking about life’s challenges. To develop resiliency, one must tap into personal strengths, the support of family, friends, neighbors, and/or faith communities. 

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Supportive Services

Community Support 

When children experience abandonment, abuse, or other deep hurts, the adults in their lives may not know how to help them. It is therefore important that parents and community members serve as para-professionals as they learn skills to provide children with the emotional support necessary to heal. When supporting children who have experienced hurt or trauma, it is of paramount importance to remember two words: “hope” and “encouragement.” Emotional support is not about telling someone to cover their problems with images of happier thoughts. Instead, it is a way of offering the individual ways to process the pain and despair left by the traumatic experience.

Community Support 

When children experience abandonment, abuse, or other deep hurts, the adults in their lives may not know how to help them. It is therefore important that parents and community members serve as para-professionals as they learn skills to provide children with the emotional support necessary to heal. When supporting children who have experienced hurt or trauma, it is of paramount importance to remember two words: “hope” and “encouragement.” Emotional support is not about telling someone they should cover their problems with images of happier thoughts. Instead, it is a way of offering the individual ways to process the pain and despair left by the traumatic experience.

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