We all know that trauma impacts us emotionally, but does it also affect our intelligence?
A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggests that children who witness their mothers being the victim of abuse, or experience physical or sexual abuse themselves, actually score lower on cognitive tests later in life.
Childhood is such an important time. Trauma in childhood can have lifelong consequences because children’s brains are developing.
We created a video to show you 4 ways that childhood trauma affects the brain − it’s only 4 minutes long.
We’ll be getting even more into how trauma affects the brain in the webinar Wednesday, May 30th at 5PM EDT with Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, one of the leading experts in the field of childhood trauma.
Here’s a preview of what we’ll cover in the webinar:
- Four important deficits found in people with early childhood trauma
- The effect of childhood trauma on relationships − and what this means for treatment
- How trauma alters connections within the brain
- Strategies to repair the three areas of self damaged by early life trauma
- The unique benefits of using a Stage-Oriented Approach to treatment
You can attend the webinar for free, you just have to sign up.
What are your thoughts on the effects of early life trauma? Please share your comments about the video below.