Some people experience trauma at an early age and robs them of this sense of safety and security, and they often grow up to carry that trauma with them well into their adulthood.
Defined as “the experience of a single or multiple events by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful,” studies show that childhood trauma often leads to serious lifelong damages to one’s mental and physical health. Have you ever wondered how such experiences could impact a person? While there are a lot of ways childhood trauma can have an effect on us, here are the main ways they shape your view on life:
Do you have a traumatic childhood and don’t realize it? We made a video all about it: https://youtu.be/NGC3pXg2FHo
Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Kayla Ramirez
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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Mental Health Center at Destination Hope. “How Childhood Trauma Affects Us as Adults.” Retrieved 10 June 2022 from www.mentalhealthcenter.org/how-childhood-trauma-affects-adult-relationships/
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