Children and teens live in an ever-changing world that throws more and more at them and prepares them less and less to deal with the direct impacts and collateral damage. At Hope 4 Hurting Kids, our goal is to help these hurting children and teens move from hurt to hope and healing.
Today we announce a three stage plan to help young people understand, deal with and overcome the difficult emotional circumstances of their lives. We’re calling it:
JUMP In! STAND Strong! RISE Up!
We contemplated other names for this strategy like “Recognize, Survive and Thrive” and “Know It, Own It and Grow From It”; but in the end we settled on “Jump In! Stand Strong! Rise Up!” as a visual picture of the three stages of dealing with difficult and unpleasant emotions. Let’s have a closer look at each stage.