Childhood trauma refers to a psychological and emotional response to distressing events or experiences that occur during a person's childhood. These events are typically overwhelming, frightening, or harmful and can have a lasting impact on a person's mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Childhood trauma can vary in severity and can result from a wide range of experiences, including but not limited to:
- Physical abuse: Being subjected to physical harm, such as hitting, beating, or other forms of violence from caregivers or other individuals.
- Sexual abuse: Involves any form of sexual activity imposed on a child without their understanding, consent, or ability to comprehend.
- Emotional abuse: Involves consistent patterns of belittling, shaming, rejection, or other forms of emotional manipulation or mistreatment.
- Neglect: Failing to provide basic physical and emotional needs, such as food, shelter, love, and attention.
- Witnessing violence: Experiencing or witnessing domestic...