The Effects of Childhood Trauma

2019-08-26T21:34:04+00:00

By Amy Morin, LCSW

Although adults often say things like, “He was so young when that happened. He won’t even remember it as an adult,” childhood trauma can have a lifelong effect. And while kids are resilient, they’re not made of stone.

That’s not to say your child will be emotionally scarred for life […]

The Effects of Childhood Trauma2019-08-26T21:34:04+00:00

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

2019-07-12T17:33:54+00:00

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

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

2019-07-09T01:32:48+00:00

By Maria Popova “A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,” William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. Two generations later, Rilke wrote in a beautiful letter of advice to a young woman: “I am not one of those who neglect the body in order […]

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma2019-07-09T01:32:48+00:00

Epidemiology of Traumatic Experiences in Childhood

2019-06-28T20:56:53+00:00

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

2019-06-16T23:21:08+00:00

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

The Healing Power of Dance Movement Therapy

2018-11-20T20:20:01+00:00

By Helaina Hovitz

As I worked more furiously towards the deadline of finishing the edits on my memoir about growing up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder while verbally telling my story over and over again to others, I noticed things were happening to my mood and to my body that scared me.

What I […]

The Healing Power of Dance Movement Therapy2018-11-20T20:20:01+00:00

Developmental Trauma Disorder: The Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect

2018-10-13T14:55:49+00:00

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?

2018-10-03T20:16:54+00:00

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
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