WHAT CHILDHOOD TRAUMA CAN RESULT IN
Childhood trauma is an event experienced by a child that evokes fear and is commonly violent, dangerous, or life-threatening.
Traumatic experiences can initiate strong emotions and physical reactions that can persist long after the event. Children may feel terror, helplessness, or fear, as well as physiological reactions such as heart pounding, vomiting, or loss of bowel or bladder control.
There are three main types of trauma: Acute, Chronic, or Complex. Acute trauma results from a single incident. Chronic trauma is repeated and prolonged such as domestic violence or abuse. Complex trauma is exposure to varied and multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature.
The following are what childhood trauma can result in
- A struggle with confidence
- A struggle with having insecurities
- A struggle with feelings of anxiety
- A struggle with forming relationship
- A struggle with trusting other people
- A struggle with self-destructive behaviors
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