Four Ways Childhood Trauma Can Manifest in Later Life – and What Change is Possible
Research consistently shows that early life events and the environment in which a child is born and raised can have an effect on their wellbeing later on. Unfortunately, the most profound marks are left by negative experiences, especially what are called ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), and it is psychological abuse that often leaves the deepest…
Understanding adoption and “alien worlds” through the lens of the pandemic
This alien world we have found ourselves in could perhaps offer us an opportunity to understand, in part anyway, something of the adoption story. We have each had to negotiate massive changes in our environments and our relationships; an experience which has sorely challenged our sense of safety and stability but also our perception of “home”.
COVID, stress, trauma and why we need to prioritise children’s mental health
We are living through precarious times which are a challenge to us all, but more of a challenge to those who are vulnerable. Children’s mental health is at serious risk from this crisis, and children’s mental health issues today translate into adult mental health issues in the decades to come.