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By Shanta R. Dube
Georgia State University 

The steps that can help adults heal from childhood trauma

 


(THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This article is the third in a series exploring how research into adverse childhood experiences – or ACEs – is helping researchers, therapists, parents, educators and the medical community better understand the lasting effects of trauma on mental health.

Prevention is the mantra of modern medicine and public health. Benjamin Franklin said it himself: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Unfortunately, childhood adversities such as abuse and neglect cannot be prevented by vaccinations. As we now k...



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