Growing up with conflict in the home can be difficult for children and adolescents alike. High amounts of stress in the home can affect offspring in a number of ways. What researchers are just discovering is that these effects reach further than originally thought.
One out of eight children suffers from an anxiety disorder. While many will outgrow this with age, 41% will have lingering issues. As children age into young adults, anxiety becomes more prevalent with 25% of teens age 13-18 suffering from a form of mild to moderate anxiety. This leaves schools with much to overcome as they try to address the growing mental health needs of their students across the country.