What is Trauma

Trauma is a disordered psychological or behavioral state resulting from severe mental/emotional stress or physical injury. Trauma can be experienced throughout the lifespan and physically rearranges the brain, which can impact daily function. 

Forms of trauma:

  • Difficulties during pregnancy or birth
    • In utero drug exposure
    • Domestic violence
    • Medical issues at birth (NICU)
  • Early childhood neglect
  • Physical/Sexual Abuse
  • Physical injury
  • Systemic changes
    • Foster care
    • Adoption
  • Traumatic experiences
    • Violence
    • Car accident 
    • Surgery