August 5, 2017

Typical childhood fears disappear as they get older, however fear-inducing traumatic events such as physical or sexual abuse or exposure to family violence contribute to lifelong impacts on wellbeing. Abuse causes chronic stress on the brain. Fear-triggering, threatening events that are frequent and repetitive contribute to physiological responses that affect learning, behavior as well as physical and mental health.

At the age of 6 to12 months babies develop the ability to form memories and thus begin to experience their first feelings of fear. The creation of memories, marks an important developmental stage in their lives. With the aid of memories they begin to shape their views of the world. Their brain learns and adapts through the experiences they have of their surroundings. 

In this sensitive yet pivotal phase of brain development, if the child is exposed to constant state of terror from abuse and violence, the optimal growth and functioning of the brain gets seriously hampered. Rep...

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