What we most commonly think of when we perceive ‘FAMILY’?
This provides healthy development of self identity; likes, dislikes, personality, social interactions, focus, ambition, maturity, responsibility and accountability.
Family trauma affects how we develop as human beings. It influences the respect we hold for the life of another. It influences how we value another person, but most important; this type of trauma is the most destructive. If our homes aren't healthy and equal then how will our children learn to grow as healthy and respectful human beings.
Did you know; traumatic events cause Frontal Lobe Brain Impairments? These changes can begin during infancy, even while still in the womb. These changes cause irrational emotions, learning problems, decision making; reflecting in life choices and behaviors. The longer and more repetitive the trauma, the more changes and challenges that child is likely to have. It's important as medical professionals, educators, law enforcement, neighbors and family that we intervene early to heal the family as a whole. If we do not recognize the signs of trauma, then we are unable to assist in life skills and growth development for the wellbeing of everyone involved.
Publications available in Psychology Today - Research is finding 1 in 10 ADD/ADHD is actually Early Onset PTSD which young minds cannot express or recognize
Early Childhood through Teens - Behaviors & Distortions
**Six of the top leading national resources have more than a decade of research confirming the emotional/mental health development as a result of these environments; Center for Disease; National Domestic Violence Hotline Network; National Child Traumatic Stress Network; National PTSD.gov; National Institute of Mental Health; National Institute of Health
Adult Survivors - A direct path of connection to:
Traumatic Experiences; Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Family Violence, Trafficking and/or Servitude