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Looking at ACEs through Trauma Informed Lens

Brains aren’t just formed and its structure for development in early childhood is determined by more than just our genes, they are also built based on our experiences. Early childhood experiences can affect the development and physical architecture of our brain, which provides the foundation for future learning, behavior and health. Think about building something that will last through time. We would usually focus on a strong foundation and connect the rest of the structure from that...

ACEs & Toxic Stress Explained

“ACEs” is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences and is a major research study done on the effects of early childhood traumatic experiences like abuse, neglect and household dysfunction. This landmark study shows that adversity and high frequent exposure to trauma in childhood can affect adult physical & mental health, behavioural as well as social interactions. When a child experiences multiple ACEs over time without intervention, it changes the child’s brain and body. Excessive...

Resilience & Growth after Trauma

There is something very powerful about being able to adapt well in the face of adversity, trauma, stress or pain. Resilience has been defined and used to describe a person who bounces back from intense difficult circumstances. More often than not, with resilience comes deep personal growth that prepares a person for what’s ahead. Resilience drives us to stand strong; it is a process of adapting & moving forward. Trauma can be debilitating. It is life altering. But there is another truth...

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