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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 Neglect2018-10-13T14:55:49-05:00

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?2018-10-03T20:16:54-05:00

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 Childhood2018-09-10T22:18:01-05:00

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 Study2018-09-10T22:21:04-05:00

How Childhood Abuse Changes the Brain


By Leonard Holmes

Studies have demonstrated over and over that childhood abuse and neglect results in permanent changes to the developing human brain. These changes in brain structure appear to be significant enough to potentially cause psychological and emotional problems in adulthood, such as psychological disorders and/or substance abuse.
Dr. Martin Teicher and his […]

How Childhood Abuse Changes the Brain2018-09-10T22:23:05-05:00

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth


By the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Princeton, N.J.—New national data show that at least 38 percent of children in every state have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who has […]

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth2018-09-10T22:23:54-05:00

Childhood Trauma May Shorten Life By 20 Years


By Joseph Brownstein

While it may not come as a surprise that survivors of childhood traumas have more difficult lives, a new study says that those children can also expect their lives to be on average, almost 20 years shorter.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that children […]

Childhood Trauma May Shorten Life By 20 Years2018-09-10T22:12:06-05:00

Treating Child Abuse Trauma With EMDR


By Deborah R. Huso

EMDR has been successful in treating trauma from childhood abuse in victims and survivors young and old.

With more than 3 million instances of child abuse reported annually in the United States and probably many more cases going unreported, social workers face an often daunting client list of children and […]

Treating Child Abuse Trauma With EMDR2018-09-10T22:14:40-05:00
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