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Childhood Trauma Treatment – What to Expect

  • Posted at Dec 20, 2023
  • Written by Rebecca
Childhood Trauma Treatment – What to Expect

Experiencing childhood trauma is something that can impact the rest of your life. Trauma experienced during childhood can lead to life-long symptoms of PTSD and other mental health issues like depression and anxiety. This can be debilitating to every aspect of daily life including personal relationships, thought patterns, behaviors, self-esteem, and more. Some people never recover from the childhood trauma they’ve lived through. However, those who choose to work toward healing with childhood trauma treatment can learn to utilize tools that can help them overcome the impacts of childhood trauma. This way, they can live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

At Yellowbrick, we provide emerging adults who have experienced childhood trauma with the resources needed to better understand trauma and its impacts on their lives. Plus, our childhood trauma treatment programs provide them with the means of recognizing how to overcome these impacts. Therefore, providing a space of healing. But, what can one expect from a childhood treatment program?

Identifying What Childhood Trauma Is

Nearly every person experiences trauma at some point in their lives. But, those who experience trauma as children may be differently affected by traumatic experiences. There are many different types of trauma that children can experience including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, etc. Experiencing trauma as a child can lead to a childhood filled with negative feelings including fear, unsafety, and exposure. Living with these debilitating feelings throughout childhood can lead to the development of mental health issues that last into adulthood.

What are the Effects of Childhood Trauma?

Living through childhood trauma can result in some things. When childhood trauma is not treated, adults who have experienced can experience issues like:

  • developing mental health issues like PTSD, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders
  • relationship issues
  • difficulty with effective communication
  • developing substance abuse disorders
  • trouble in school and/or work
  • conducting dangerous and/or risky behaviors
  • experiencing aggression and mood disorders

What Can One Expect From Childhood Trauma Treatment

People who have suffered from childhood trauma can get help through treatment. Trauma treatment can provide individuals with the tools, support, and education required to better understand trauma and how to manage the symptoms of trauma that can come from everyday life. Treatment can also provide therapeutic outlets and psychiatric care for mental health issues that have developed as a result of childhood trauma.

Benefits of Childhood Trauma Treatment

There are several benefits to choosing to get help through treatment for trauma including:

  • better understanding of trauma triggers and how to recognize them
  • learning and practicing helpful coping skills
  • practicing and learning how to have healthier relationships
  • learning how to better communicate with others and oneself
  • improved self-image and confidence
  • practicing opening up about feelings and thoughts

Getting Help for Childhood Trauma at Yellowbrick

Do you struggle with the impacts of childhood trauma? Yellowbrick offers help for young adults who have lived through traumatic experiences. Find out more about our programs, like our trauma recovery program, and what we do to help support emerging adults who struggle with mental health challenges.

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