Our discussion surrounding the impact of trauma to children should include the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and its groundbreaking research related to trauma. The ACE Study correlates a variety of adverse childhood events to the overall health and well-being of adults. The results are almost shocking.
We may wonder if every adverse event is traumatizing, but that is not the case. A potentially traumatizing event can evoke grief rather than trauma, wherein the inciting event can be traumatizing but the child or adult recovers spontaneously, in a fairly short period of time, leaving little or no emotional or brain related scars. […]
As we continue to discuss the impact of trauma on children, we need to recognize that there are two types of traumatic impact. A traumatized child doesn’t necessarily suffer a long-term impact. It is possible that a child could experience a traumatic event, receive help and recover. However, other children can and do suffer lasting […]