Tens of thousands of children are traumatized by physical, sexual, and emotional abusers or by caregivers who neglect them, making child abuse common among our communities. The scars can be deep and longlasting, affecting not just abused children but society as well.
Abused children are more likely to abuse alcohol, become addicted to drugs, abuse their own children, put themselves at risk and unforgiving situations. Many will also have some type of negative behavior that they keep repeating over and over, well into adult life. This is what I call a Lifetrap; as described in the book “Reinventing Your Life” by Jeffrey E. Young (Ph.D.)
This is important to a adult who grew from an abusive childhood so he/she can understand why they behave in certain ways. While some behaviors are easily explained, others will not be as easy.