Research in child abuse/neglect shows that violent people are created, not born

Research in child abuse/neglect and Epigenetics shows that violent people are created, not born.  (read more)

First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain

h/t Stop Spanking

More about how childhood adverse experiences hurts people for the rest of their lives. We live in a profoundly violent society.

boy●  The roots of violence (and mental illness too)

●  The Facts About Spanking

●  I was spanked, and I turned out OK

●  Trauma infographic and links to more info too

●  Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal

●  The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

The good news is as the brain can be damaged in childhood, our brains can also heal at any time in life. Our brains are neuroplastic and we can turn around the negative wiring of our childhood and become whole again. We need healers who know this too. Psychiatric drugs can actually perpetuate and worsen these problems rather than heal them if used indiscriminately as they often are.

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