Recognizing Childhood Relational Trauma

The traumatic effects of childhood relational trauma and emotional neglect are significant. Neuroimaging of the brain reveals how our fundamental needs for love, connection, safety and nurture are distorted when those we are programmed to depend on hurt us or treat us without emotional warmth. The outcomes are severe: those who have experienced childhood trauma can remain affected for years, cycling through depression, isolation, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, insomnia, risk-taking behaviors, self-loathing behaviors and self-neglect. As tragic as this is, healing from childhood emotiona...Read morel neglect is possible. When individuals with a childhood trauma history seek treatment for an eating disorder or a substance use disorder, healing will occur in stages. Learn about these stages and the first steps to take in this process: a full and accurate assessment by the clinical team. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize two signs of childhood maltreatment in clients with eating disorders and/or substance use disorder.
  • Explain the link between childhood emotional neglect and maladaptive coping behaviors in adults.
  • Identify two skills to use when assessing patients for childhood trauma and emotional neglect.

Friday, April 23, 2021

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