Childhood Trauma

Childhood traumaBecause children are still growing physically and developmentally, there are serious risks that can occur if traumatic or abusive events occur in a child's life. There are other reasons this problem may occur. Identifying childhood trauma early and seeking treatment is important so that the problems don't follow a child into adulthood. Because we understand the time constraints many parents are under, we offer online therapy for childhood trauma here at GoMentor.com. Before showing how families can get help to heal from the negative effects of trauma, here are some other facts about childhood trauma that should be understood. This type of trauma may lay low and not show until later in a person’s life, but when it does, it can have a big negative impact on their life.

Causes of Childhood Trauma 

Any traumatic event or abuse during childhood may cause childhood trauma. Some examples may be divorce, parents who fight, or parents who are abusive mentally, physically or even sexually. All of these types of situations can have a lasting effect on the development of a child, possibly causing other mental disorders in adulthood. While controversial, even activities like watching too much violence on television and in movies may cause symptoms of childhood trauma to appear. The causes may be hard to spot at first, but there are many other symptoms that will appear to point to a cause.

Symptoms and Dangers of Childhood Trauma

Many of the symptoms of childhood trauma are similar to those of other types of trauma, including self-blame, anxiety, guilt, and other emotional indicators. Some of the physical symptoms include trouble sleeping, nightmares, and a child who is tired all the time. It can be difficult to see the symptoms of childhood trauma sometimes because of the age of children involved, but there are usually enough signs that it can be noticed if a parent or guardian is watching closely. If the symptoms of childhood trauma do appear and nothing is done about it, there are very high chances that the problem will follow the child into adulthood.

Typical signs of a person with trauma caused by a childhood with abuse or a traumatic event:

  • Slow development
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Self-blame
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Fear

Treatment for Childhood Trauma 

The skills needed to be able to form healthy relationships are teachable, which is good news for people who have gone through childhood trauma. Here at GoMentor.com, we have online therapy to help children deal with all the symptoms of childhood trauma so that it doesn't lead to more serious problems later in life. This may include instructions for parents on how to do a better job at teaching their children to grow emotionally as well as physically.

Get help with Childhood Trauma

Are you struggling with Childhood Trauma? On GoMentor you can get professional help in accessible, flexible and anonymous way.

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