In my last post, I discussed some of the research on forgiveness and how important it is to healing and recovery from trauma. But it is also important to remember that not everyone easily embraces forgiveness.
I wrote in my last post about processes and phases associated with recovery from trauma. One vital aspect to healing from certain traumatic events is forgiveness. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of this powerful emotional process.
While symptoms and behaviors of trauma have been discussed in previous posts, we have not discussed how people recover from trauma. Sadly, consequences of being traumatized at a younger age are often not detected until teen or adult years when numerous symptoms and behaviors are realized. Once the determination of trauma has been made, however, the person has a need to […]
As I have written about trauma and its impact in children, some readers have asked what traumatic symptoms look like when a child becomes a teenager. So, with helpful information from the National Child Trauma Stress Network, let’s correlate some symptoms with specific age groups to establish a better picture of how trauma’s far-reaching fingers complicate a child’s life.
We have been discussing how Reactive Attachment Disorder impacts children and adults. Since this syndrome originates with the dynamics between the parent or caregiver and if or how the child attached (bonded) to that adult, then how does a healthy attachment develop?
We have been discussing the difficult topic of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), a form of early childhood trauma in which an infant does not attach (bond) with its parents and which results in significant relationship issues and other struggles. Sadly, children who were not properly diagnosed during their childhood or teenage years have become adults […]
In my last post, I wrote about Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) in children. Children with RAD are extremely difficult to parent or care for as they appear not to need anyone or anything because they do not react to stimuli in the way a child would who does not suffer RAD. The difference from other children who do not […]
We have discussed the issue of attachment in children as a measure of their ability to have resilience to traumatic events. However, some children are unable to form basic relationships. In the past few years, we have discovered much about attachment in children and its impact in later life, including a specific disorder known as Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).