Tag Archives: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Childhood Trauma – Breaking The Cycles

Childhood Trauma – Breaking The Cycles

Childhood trauma has a profound impact on the neural circuitry of a child’s brain (meaning how or if brain cells “talk” to one another). It includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse; ongoing exposure to secondhand drinking or secondhand drugging, such as that which occurs in a family with untreated or unhealthily discussed addiction or substance misuse;Continue Reading

Mental Health – the Impacts of Childhood Trauma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and I want to zero in on one this year’s celebration objectives – to raise awareness of trauma and its impacts. Specifically, I want to zero in on childhood trauma. As Paolo del Vecchio wrote in his article, “AWARENESS: Understanding the Link Between Life Experiences andContinue Reading

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Astounding findings about the role of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) on brain development are now available. If you’ve been following my blog or my books, you will have repeatedly read that one of the key risk factors for developing a substance abuse problem and/or addiction is childhood trauma.  To further understand this risk factor, IContinue Reading