List of Common Dysfunctions Caused by Trauma

The many and various forms of neurodevelopmental trauma (experienced in the womb and first 2 years of life while the brain is forming) cause all kinds of dysfunctions. FASD research has produced a great list of typical dysfunctions/behaviors for individuals being damaged by alcohol exposure en utero. But for other kinds of trauma a comprehensive list is hard to find. This comes pretty close IMO.

Do remember, however, that caregivers can bring significant healing in these areas when there is a focus on attachment/connection and that care is given in a manner that works WITH those brain differences. Brains CAN be rewired through patient, loving, connection oriented care.  Thanks to Connect the Dots w/ ACEs for the graphic below.


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