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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:

Short Term

* brain abnormalities

* poor attachment

* poor socialization

* risky behaviors

* substance abuse

* poor self-efficacy

* obesity

* smoking

Long term

* depression and suicide

* drug use

* heart disease

* cancer

* homelessness

* prostitution

* criminal behavior

* unemployment


 

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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