Why trauma? In a word: consequences.
Childhood trauma — abuse, neglect, domestic violence, mental illness — doesn’t come and go. It stays. And stays.
If left unaddressed it can cause problems that affect the child. Later, it can affect the adult that child becomes.
Just a few of the problems directly resulting from trauma include:
* brain abnormalities
* poor attachment
* poor socialization
* risky behaviors
* substance abuse
* poor self-efficacy
* depression and suicide
* drug use
* heart disease
* criminal behavior
When we can do something — when we can address trauma and stave off these problems — the question isn’t Why trauma?
The question is Why NOT trauma?
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