Fact Sheet | April 13, 2023
In many parts of the world, a majority of young people suffer from trauma caused by armed conflict, loss, disaster, violence, exploitation or neglect. If the trauma is very severe or repeated, the impact is greater. Despite these challenges, when young people feel they can safely relay their experiences, share their feelings, and get the support they need, they can often recover. CRS’ commitment to a trauma-sensitive approach with young people integrates a broad understanding of both the causes and symptoms of trauma and is rooted in the belief that this awareness is a prerequisite for young people to achieve personal and professional success and social empowerment.