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How Childhood Trauma Impacts Development


Creating a Family Podcast invited Brett Loftis, Crossnore’s CEO, and Dr. Dawn O’Malley, Senior Director of Clinical Services, to a discussion of how childhood trauma impacts a child’s development.

This episode covers:

  • How can childhood trauma impact a child’s attachment and relationships?
    • What is the impact for them in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood?
  • Does trauma affect a child’s physical development or brain development?
  • How can trauma impact a child’s emotional development?
    • Self-regulation
    • Disassociation
  • What role does trauma play in the way the child sees and values herself?
  • How can trauma affect a child’s behavior?
  • How can trauma impact a child’s ability to learn?
  • What are some of the long-term physical health consequences of having been exposed to trauma as a child?
  • What can parents and other adults do to build resilience in our kids to help withstand some of the impacts of trauma?