Childhood trauma is often described as serious adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).[1] Children may go through a range of experiences that classify as psychological trauma, these might include neglect,[2]abandonment,[2]sexual abuse, and physical abuse,[2] witnessing abuse of a sibling or parent, or having a mentally ill parent. These events have profound psychological, physiological, and sociological impacts and can have negative, lasting effectsContinue Reading

http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/doctor-childhood-trauma-can-destroy-your-health-decades-later-yet-america-ignores-it In the mid-’90s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for seven out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. In high doses, it affects brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems, and even the way our DNAContinue Reading

Four brave Muslim women are ‘Breaking Silence’ around sexual assault http://t.co/Z18e1RhVNO — HuffPost Religion (@HuffPostRelig) September 21, 2014 After years of crushing silence, four Muslim-American women are opening up about the sexual abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of someone they trusted. The women are featured in filmmaker Nadya Ali’sContinue Reading