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Childhood Trauma

You’ve come to this page to understand the impact of adverse events in childhood on you as an adult.

If you’re an adult who has survived any form of child abuse (e.g., neglect, emotional and psychological abuse, physical or sexual abuse) then this is a good place to start to determine your need for a navigator to help you process the leftover pain from those experiences.


We often understate the relevance of our childhood experiences on our adult lives. Many survivors don’t want to talk about their childhood because they don’t wish to blame their parents, who may also be damaged from their own infancy. As young people, we try to ‘draw a line in the sand’ and just move on as if it never happened. But that doesn’t work in the end.

Did you know?

Your negative thinking pattern is unique to you and will often be associated with experiences from the past and your expectations of the future. This means that the solution to negative thinking needs to be designed specifically for you.

Personality and emotional wounds from childhood require healing and may act as a barrier to success in your adult life – at least until they are resolved. For example, compared to people who have not been abused, adults who have experienced adverse childhood experiences are:

Twice as likely to smoke.

Five times as likely to have depression.