Childhood Trauma and the risk of future Trauma

Childhood Trauma can result from anything that disrupts a child’s sense of safety, including:

An unstable or unsafe environment

Separation from a parent

Serious illness

Intrusive medical procedures

Sexual, physical, or verbal abuse

Domestic violence


Experiencing trauma in childhood can have a severe and long-lasting effect.
When childhood trauma is not resolved, a sense of fear and helplessness carries over into adulthood, setting the stage for further trauma.
However, even if your trauma happened many years ago, there are steps you can take to overcome the pain, learn to trust and connect to others again, and regain your sense of emotional balance.