Children that have gone through physical, sexual and emotional abuse are survivors and have the ability to be resilient. Resiliency is the ability to overcome adversity and emerge stronger from the situation.
In engineering, resilience is the ability of a material to absorb elastic energy when it is deformed and to recover it when the load is no longer applied. To be resilient is a response to survival and psychological improvement that is triggered by trauma which can transform and develop unsuspected qualities.
Are the traumas curable?
Unfortunately, your childhood wounds and trauma related events can infect your perception, your emotional responses, your body, and the way you think about life.
Survivors need to be creative and find other ways, substitutes, or techniques to be able to develop their resilience. Therefore, they need mentors, positive role models and healing experiences. We have the ability to help them create healing experiences. We can inspire the child/youth to overcome adversity and tap into their courage and grit to push for success in life.
Resilience is a skill someone can learn
Developing resilience can help manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. However, just because kids are resilient doesn’t mean they won’t experience difficulties or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common when we’ve had a significant trauma or personal loss.
How can we create resilience? Through healthy relationships. Relating to people through empathy and compassion provides social support and builds resilience.
However, healing from childhood trauma takes more than that. Derek Clark is one of the top keynote speakers and trainers who specializes in childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences. If you are looking for an inspiring virtual keynote speaker who is a survivor of brutal childhood trauma and the foster care system, please consider reserving Derek Clark for your next event.