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Your discussion this week will center on the impact of trauma upon health and development throughout the lifespan. For this discussion, you are required to find at least two peer reviewed articles. One article needs to demonstrate the impact of childhood abuse upon early life development. The second article needs to demonstrate the impact of childhood abuse upon health and development later in life (adulthood). Include the following components:
Explain at least two ways that childhood abuse affects early life development.
Explain at least two ways that childhood abuse can continue to affect an adult’s behavior, health, and development later in life.
Suggest at least one form of treatment and one way that positive life experiences can be included into a child’s life to mitigate the impact of adverse experiences.
Complete your discussion this week by explaining how a person you may work with in your specialization might be affected by early life trauma. Include some of the key considerations that you will need to uphold as a professional involved with this individual.
Berk, L.,E, (2018), Development through the lifespan (7th ed.), Pearson Education INC.