Wellbeing & Learning

Trauma, Emotional Wellbeing & Learning

Prevalence of Trauma Worldwide

  • 50%  of children in the world suffer from violence every year
  • Emotional violence affects 1/3 of all children
  • 1/3 of children aged 11-15 are bullied…and are 13% less likely to graduate.
  • 120 million girls are estimated to have suffered forced sexual contact before the age of 20 years. 
  • 1 in 4 children lives with a mother who is the victim of intimate partner violence.
  • Economic impact of  abuse  in East Asia and the Pacific is 1.4%-2.5% of region’s GDP and over 4% in South Africa.

Consequences of Trauma & Abuse on Children

Violence affects 1 billion children, with increased risk of:

  • Educational Underperformance
  • Mental Illness
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • High- risk Behaviors (Alcohol and Drug abuse, Smoking and Unsafe Sex)
  • Chronic Diseases (Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease)
  • Infectious Diseases (STD, HIV)
  • Social Problems (Involvement in Violence and Crime)

Did You Know?

On average, 1 out of 2 children suffer from trauma globally while student engagement decreases with every year of schooling. What does this mean for teaching and learning?

Consequences of COVID-19 on Emotional Wellbeing

COVID-19 has increased symptoms of anxiety and depression to 37% and 26% respectively, in the United States.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) by Type

ACE & Long-Term Consequences

...on Economics & Society

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