What would it be like to live in a world with an invisible, deadly entity? In this post, I talk about children's needs, trauma and The Stress Response.
Defining childhood trauma Childhood trauma refers to a frightening, dangerous or distressing event that threatens a child's life or bodily integrity. This can also include being a witness to a loved ones suffering or pain (vicarious trauma). Events like natural disasters, emotional, physical or sexual abuse can have long-term effects on developing minds and bodies. [...]