Why does it matter?
It matters because distressed children and young people are unable to flourish and grow.
Our young people face many types of challenges that can often leave them frightened, pressurised and unable to cope. Unless they are given the opportunity to explore their feelings of helplessness, fear or anger, this is often displayed at home or in the classroom. Some young people will become aggressive and/or disruptive, whereas others may withdraw completely, avoiding friends and relationships, shutting everyone out.