The residuals of child abuse last forever, and, society, as a whole, is responsible in creating the behaviors from the residuals of childhood trauma. Ultimately, society (you and me – we) is breeding these effects – the behaviors we try to control after they have become out-of-control. As a result, ignorance of child abuse doesn’t make it go away.
Brain Development and Childhood Trauma
Who’s Responsible for Child Abuse?
Ignorance of Child Abuse
Some of the effects of child abuse, harsh punishment, and neglect:
- Uncontrollable anger
- Emotional reactivity
- Emotional disturbances
- Inability to experience pleasure
- Difficulty recognizing the emotional expressions of others
- Avoidance of people or situations
- Apathy in the face of challenges
- Difficulty balancing the desire to explore with the need to feel secure
- Anti-social Behavior
- Diminished quality of parent-child relations
- Diminished quality of joy/happiness
- Poorer child and adult mental health
- Increased delinquency and/or criminal behavior
- Higher risk of being a victim of abuse
- Higher risk of abusing one’s child
- Parenting problems
Society is breeding these behaviors because we choose to do nothing.