Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up
These two links came to me when I asked for information about attachment when babies and young children have disabilities and special needs.
The first is a TED talk by Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris with the introduction:
'Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.'
The second is ‘Resilience: the biology of stress and the science of hope’ - https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/
With thanks to Leisa Baker, RN, BScN in Ontario.