About Childhood Trauma

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

How to Heal Your Childhood Trauma

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

If you have endured childhood trauma, it might come as a surprise to know that the traumatic issues you had when you were little are still there as an adult.

The After Effects of Living in a Dysfunctional Family

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

If you grew up in an unhealthy, dysfunctional, or addicted household it could have profoundly affected you. Sometimes, not until several years later, is the full effect realized.

Was I Affected By My Family's Dysfunction?

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

There can be many types and degrees of dysfunction in a family.  For this article's purposes, a defining feature of a dysfunctional family is that its members experience repeated trauma.

What Causes Family Dysfunction?

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

If you can understand childhood trauma, you may find out why you don't feel good and why you behave the way you do now.

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) happens when parents or caregivers fail to respond adequately to a child’s emotional needs.

What is CEN?

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

CPTSD was not officially recognized as a mental health condition until a few years ago (2019). CPTSD, also known as developmental trauma, is related to PTSD in that they share some similar symptoms.

What is CPTSD?

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.

If you were never given the attention and emotional support you needed during a critical developmental time in your youth and instead were preoccupied with the dysfunctional behavior of a parent, it may undoubtedly be hard (or perhaps impossible) to know how to get your needs met as an adult.

What is an Adult Child of an Addict?

It is awkward to bring up childhood trauma in conversation. Although 60 percent of adults report some form of violence or trauma in their childhood, you don't hear about it.