The Negative Effects of Childhood Psychological Trauma Free Essay

The Influence of a Positive Atmosphere in the Family on the Development of the Brain of a Child

 

Healthy parental lifestyle, positive family environment and parental relationships, care, support, and attention always positively affect a child’s brain development, while child abuse, family violence, parental neglect, poverty, and negative family relationships that lead to child’s anxiety, isolation, and fear can negatively contribute to brain development (De Bellis & Zisk, 2014). When it concerns the concept of neuroplasticity as it relates to positive and negative life experiences, in general, neuroplasticity means the brain’s ability to adapt; in other words, it means the physiological changes in the brain that occur as a result of the environmental influences and interactions. For example, a person experiences a healthy and normal brain development if he or she growths in a healthy environment, experiences positive thoughts, emotions, and healthy life balance. In case if a person experiences abuse, violence, neglect, or lives in insecure/poor environment, it is all about neuroplasticity that may increase the risks of depression, anxiety, and serious disorders later in life. Analyzing the articles, it becomes obvious that poverty and other specific forms of trauma can make a powerful impact on brain development and behavior. Researchers found that “complex trauma … has been associated with structural and functional alterations in brain development, which in turn can result in cognitive and neuropsychological deficits” (Gabowitz, Zucker, & Cook, 2008). Interpersonal trauma in childhood, poverty, or neglect can make a powerful impact on child’s cognitive development, emotional health, and behavior manifestations, self-esteem, self-worth, etc. so in understanding and working with children I consider it will be effective to develop close warm and trustful relationships with these children, show honest and respect, and encourage therapeutic interventions. When it concerns an approach I might need to use to talk to a family about a situation where the child’s academic performance and/or behavior is being impacted by trauma I would strive to focus on their child’s symptoms, specific behaviors, and achievements and try to explain parents the potential negative outcomes of “trauma” on child’s future life, relationships, goals, relationships, and intentions.

References:

De Bellis, M. D., & Zisk, A. (2014). The biological effects of childhood trauma. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America23(2), 185-222, vii.  Gabowitz, D., Zucker, M., & Cook, A. (2008). Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical  Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Complex Trauma. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1(2), 163-178.

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