Healing from Childhood Trauma


By: E.B. Johnson When you experience childhood trauma, your life and your soul are altered forever. Those who suffer loss, abuse or neglect early-on in life can often suffer from serious psychological and emotional disorders for decades to come, changing who they are and destroying their ability to foster caring and nurturing relationships […]

Healing from Childhood Trauma2019-09-16T23:22:39+00:00

The Long Shadow: Bruce Perry on the Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma


By Jeanne Supin The “fight or flight” instinct has served the human species well, helping us respond quickly to threats, but according to child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist Bruce Perry it can also change our brains for the worse. If the threats we encounter are extreme, persistent, or frequent, we become too […]

The Long Shadow: Bruce Perry on the Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma2019-07-12T17:33:54+00:00

Epidemiology of Traumatic Experiences in Childhood


By Benjamin E. Saunders, PhD and Zachary W. Adams, PhD

The epidemiology of traumatic experiences in childhood is a key context for research, clinical treatment, program management, and policy development. This article discusses the conceptual, methodological, and programmatic challenges in precisely answering even relatively simple questions concerning the basic prevalence and incidence of […]

Epidemiology of Traumatic Experiences in Childhood2019-06-28T20:56:53+00:00

Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Healing from Trauma and Moving On


By Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.

If you’ve experienced an extremely stressful or disturbing event that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally out of control, you may have been traumatized. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also […]

Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Healing from Trauma and Moving On2019-06-16T23:21:08+00:00

TraumaTALK: A Healing Conversation


Join Shawn Alex Nemeth, Founder & CEO, Chester Street Foundation, for the latest installment of Chester Street Foundation’s TraumaTALK. Audiences will learn why it’s critical to help abused children heal from trauma and how they can play a role in changing a child’s life. This education event is free to the public. Seating is limited.

TraumaTALK: A Healing Conversation2019-04-01T22:43:06+00:00

Developmental Trauma Disorder: The Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect


By Maureen V. Kilrain, MS, PA-C Child neglect and abuse are perhaps the most significant community health challenge in the United States. Mental health experts in trauma continue to investigate and apply a condition known as developmental trauma disorder (DTD), which is characterized by permanent changes in the neurobiologic system of children and […]

Developmental Trauma Disorder: The Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect2018-10-13T14:55:49+00:00

Why Don’t Child Sex Abuse Victims Tell?


By David M. Allen, M.D. One of the things that child abuse deniers like the False Memory Syndrome Foundation focus on, besides child abuse apologist Elizabeth Loftus’s irrelevant arguments about the unreliability of memory (more on that at the end of the post), is the fact that many adults who claim to have […]

Why Don’t Child Sex Abuse Victims Tell?2018-10-03T20:16:54+00:00

Post-Traumatic Childhood


By Bessel A. van der Kolk Brookline, Mass. – As a young psychiatrist, I worked with Vietnam War combat veterans and confronted the astonishing lack of resources to help these men and women who had sacrificed so much for their country. Three decades later, that situation has greatly improved. First, we named the […]

Post-Traumatic Childhood2018-09-10T22:18:01+00:00

About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study


By the Center for Disease Control The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being.

The original ACE Study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997 with two waves of data collection. Over 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization […]

About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study2018-09-10T22:21:04+00:00
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