Childhood Maltreatment

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Recently I’ve noticed that many women scientists are investigating children's neglect & maltreatment. These scientists seem motivated by compassion, and they openly call for better prevention and treatment. They’re inviting us to fully understand the problem so that it can be changed. That motivation inspires their science.

Here’s more of their research findings:

About the Children

In science, child abuse/neglect is termed “adverse childhood experiences” [ACE], or “childhood maltreatment”. …

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Continuing Effects of Childhood Maltreatment

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Here's more from the science investigating childhood maltreatment. I respect all the feedback you've sent. This is a most important problem.

Some have written, recalling early abuse, loneliness. You say, “I just want to forget.”  

Some wonder about recovery. “It was so long ago, what can I do now?”

Note: Scientists & clinicians use various labels/definitions: child ‘abuse’, ’trauma’, ‘childhood maltreatment’, ’childhood adverse experiences’, etc.  For practical purposes, such labels are int…

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Self-Care for Recovery from Childhood Trauma

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As a human being, you have a remarkable capacity to heal and rebalance after trauma. This is your biological heritage, and it's also your psychological heritage. 

You can intentionally 'cultivate' this healing -- you can decide to grow and recover from past injury.


In this message, we look at a lifestyle attitude that psychologists call 'self-care'. [Definition below.]

Self-care is part of psychological health -- when people are psychologically healthy, they just naturally practi…

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Professional Help for Recovery from Childhood Trauma

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Here's more practical information about childhood trauma. How professional help might contribute to recovery. 

Over past decades, psychiatry and psychology have developed various ways to help people heal from the effects of earlier trauma. Research continues. Fortunately, the field of trauma recovery includes many sincere, dedicated professionals who have insight into the suffering of others. Many of them have recovered from trauma too!

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, sometimes call…

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