What is developmental trauma?


Developmental trauma is a type of abuse that occurs in early childhood and has long-lasting effects on the way a person’s brain develops. Common types of developmental trauma include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.


Developmental trauma can be difficult to spot because the effects aren’t always obvious. However, people who have experienced developmental trauma may have problems regulating emotions, developing healthy relationships, coping with stress and processing information. These problems can lead to serious issues like drug addiction or even suicide attempts. Luckily, there are ways to help children recover from developmental trauma. With therapy techniques like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) or art therapy, kids can heal from these wounds. And when adults suffer from developmental trauma, it’s important for them to seek treatment as well so they don’t end up passing their pain onto their children. We owe it to the next generation of animals not only to give them a happy life but also an emotionally safe one!


Research shows that animals can suffer from developmental trauma just like humans do. After all, babies are babies no matter what species they belong to. That means that baby animals need lots of love and care in order to develop into happy, confident pets.


Neglectful owners can easily miss warning signs that something is wrong with their pet until it’s too late – another sign that we should all consider adopting instead of buying our pets in pet shops or online stores! In any case, it is still possible for abused animals to recover once taken out of dangerous situations – which is why you should support efforts at animal shelters near you: not just by fostering rescue pets yourself but also by donating time and money whenever you can!