Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Stacy Yebe


In a national sample of adolescents, those who were physically and sexually abused, or witnessed violence had increased risk for current substance use disorders and PTSD .” (C. Zlotnick te al./ Comprehensive Psychiatry 49, (2008), p.163). Through research it is evident that trauma affects children's cognitive growth into adulthood. It is imperative to break the cycle of childhood trauma that impacts adulthood to refrain the trauma from having ongoing generational affects. Individuals who experience this trauma can get the help and have knowledge to outlets that can decrease the effects of trauma in childhood. It is imperative to educate individuals and evaluate the correlation between childhood trauma and the negative affects it has on a persons' mental health growth process into adulthood.