Shelly Barnes: How child abuse affects our brains, bodies and lives
First, adverse childhood experiences, influence our brains, bodies and lives. They are defined as harmful and traumatic events during childhood that affect later life health and wellbeing. They include child abuse and neglect, substance abuse in the home, witnessing domestic or community-based violence, parental divorce, discrimination and poverty, just to name a few.
Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 6:15 PM