Most child refugees from Syria have experienced what we have only seen on television: chaos and sadness.

Childhood trauma is a very serious issue that can have lasting impacts. While the young girl did not suffer injuries from this incident, she may have trouble trusting adults who she does not have a prior relationship with in the future.

With spring upon us, it’s time to shake off the winter rust, open up those windows, and get outside with your family. We know you’ve been waiting months for this opportunity, after being cooped up inside as snow piled against your windows and frigid temperatures made you contemplate quitting your job and staying in bed forever.

“Fostering is amazing. There are so many children in the United States that need parents. We are foster parents and Los Angeles and San Bernardino make up 10% of the US foster kids and orphans, so that’s why we got involved.”

The founders of Childhelp, Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson joined the Arizona Originals podcast, a production by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce to talk about their history of activism, what inspired them to start Childhelp, and the issue of child abuse in America.