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Helping Your Gen-Z Child Work through Anxiety and Trauma

February 24, 2021
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Every one of us has been traumatically impacted by the events of the past year. If your Gen Z child is struggling with anxiety or other trauma right now, this interview with Patria Rector has a lot of practical guidance for you.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:
• The difference between “Big T” and “little t” trauma
• Secondary trauma, or compassion fatigue. This happens when we bear witness to the traumas of others. This is mostly present in adulthood, but children can experience this, especially in the Internet age.
• How can I tell if my child is experiencing trauma?
• What is the difference between experiencing trauma and being traumatized?
• How can parents who are traumatized help their children navigate their own trauma?
• How our bodies experience trauma and how we can help our children navigate symptoms in their bodies
• What is resilience and the formula for each child’s unique resilience
• Attunement – what it is and why we need this skill in order to attend to our children

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
For a list of ways to take care of ourselves and each other, go to Patria’s website,

The more on the work of healing: The Allender Center

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

Faith and Healing Amid Turmoil by Robrenna

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Robrenna Redl is a real, raw, no-filters kind of girl. She went from an army brat to a military veteran. A wife to Troy and mom of two young adults, she has served in women’s, children’s, and middle school ministries. Robrenna is the friend you call to walk alongside you in hard, painful places of life as well as the joyful ones. She is a volunteer for the anti-sex-trafficking organization; I’ve Got A Name and an apprentice facilitator for the Trauma Healing Institute. Her passions include mocha coffee, dark chocolate, time with family and friends, and showing God’s love, mercy, and grace to others.
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