What happens when you or your spouse or partner are laid off, are out of work for months, and the unemployment insurance ends? What happens when—every place you look for work—they’re not hiring or they have stacks of applications?
What happens? You worry about what will happen to you and those you care for. About having money for groceries and transportation. About paying for medication or medical appointments. About the next emergency that you can’t foresee. And, if you have children, it is likely that they will worry too. During hard times, worries like these can cause frustration, stress, and anger for everyone in the family.
This downloadable fact sheet from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network will help you understand how economic difficulties may affect you and your family and help you find ways to cope—and help your family members cope—during these uncertain times.