When children are exposed to violence, abuse or even natural disasters, their confidence is shaken, and their view of the world can be altered. A child’s psychological and physical response to these events can have long-lasting implications for their success in school, their personal relationships and their behavior. Find local resources to support children who have experienced trauma in Stark County.
A child can never, in any situation, consent to any form of sexual activity. When someone engages in sexual behavior with a child, it is a crime that can have lasting emotional and physical effects. If you are concerned that a child may be suffering from sexual abuse, reach out immediately for help, advice and support.Read more Emergency
A child who experiences a traumatic event may regress in their development (bed-wetting, for example), have strained relationships or struggle to regulate their emotions. These outcomes might present themselves right away or surface over time, but fortunately, Stark County resources are available to help manage the effects of traumatic childhood stress.Read more Emergency
Your ability to pay for services should never be a barrier to seeking the help you need. Even if you do not have access to insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or another medical care payment method, you are still encouraged to seek support. Financial help may be available based on your income and other factors.Read more Emergency
Whether you are caring for a loved one who has been affected by a traumatic experience or you are struggling with trauma yourself, the right support group can make all the difference during this challenging time. Find local trauma recovery and support groups available for individuals and families in Stark County.Read more Emergency
Experiencing a hurricane, witnessing family abuse, the death of a loved one, a school shooting - these are just some examples of traumatic events that can have a long-term negative impact on a child. How a child recovers from such adversity can determine their future success in school and in how they relate to family…Read more Emergency