Childhood trauma is nothing new. But it has become even more widespread because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social isolation, lack of in-person schooling, parental stress, and fears about the disease created a perfect storm of stressors for children. Children aren’t the only ones suffering from trauma. Many teens and adults who experienced childhood trauma still live with its effects. When they act out, it’s easy to label them as bad or messed up. But the truth is, they are traumatized. Without help from friends, family, and in some cases, trained mental health professionals, they will not heal.