Children all over the world at any given time could be hit with a life-changing disaster. There are many ways of teaching children how to cope with fears, failure, death or natural disaster. Some children become aggressive, reclusive or abusive to themselves where other's simply go into a deep dark depression and sit alone for hours on end not speaking to anyone or having friends to relate to. This becomes problems for them as they grow older and having to cope with financial difficulties, further education and having a family of their own.
The American Counselors Association statistics prove that children that have lived through any form or type of trauma in their early age had to further deal with it as responsibilities in life begin to build and increase. Some were having anxiety attacks, panics, phobias and other type adult psychological problems stemming from childhood problems they have faced.
The loss of a parent is a difficult thing for a child to overcome. With proper therapy and counseling plus tips, care-givers can use from the counselor can help the child get back on track to their old way of living and dealing with things normally. Natural disasters as a house fire or flood also can be difficult on children.Home is a safe habitat for children, and it's a focal point where they can become relaxed and a comfort zone for some that are very hard to adapt otherwise. Many counselors fly from the US to third-world countries in hopes to try and help war and crime-ridden areas where children suffer from famine as well as disasters of war.