At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we believe that all children and youth deserve to live in a world that makes them feel cared for and protected.
Helping to ensure the safety and well-being in the life of every child that engages with one of our local agencies is our highest priority.
THE CRITICAL ROLE OF CARING ADULTS IN PREVENTING VIOLENCE AND HEALING TRAUMA
As a nationwide organization, we are committed to being part of the solution toward reducing the violence and victimization children and youth face, and addressing the impact of trauma in children’s lives across the hundreds of communities served by our local agencies.
Research shows that children need caring adults in their lives to build protective factors that help to reduce their chances of victimization of all kinds.
Research also demonstrates that caring adults can play a critically important role in helping to heal youth that have been exposed to violence and trauma in their neighborhoods, schools, communities and sometimes their own homes.