Childhood trauma is more widespread than you realise. Individuals who experienced childhood trauma tend to bury their earlier trauma and carry on as normal. Trauma affects adults in so many ways from the type of person you choose to date, to the way you feel about yourself.
Childhood trauma creates limiting self-beliefs and can result in adults who find it difficult to be assertive, don’t feel they are good enough and who go out of their way to feel in control. They often do this as a way to compensate for their extreme lack of control when they were children.
I have been researching trauma, especially childhood trauma for almost 18 months now and I am conducting research into how childhood trauma affects individuals in the long term.
I am also looking for individuals who would be willing to share their childhood experiences with me for a book I am writing. Case studies help to highlight real-life examples of how trauma affects people in their decision-making and their behaviour.
How you can contribute to research on childhood trauma:
I have created a questionnaire for individuals who have experienced childhood trauma. Some of these questions are based on the existing ACE (Adverse Childhood experiences) questionnaire. Please answer the 20 questions and email the completed questionnaire to me. You can do this anonymously.
You can also share your story with me for my upcoming book on childhood trauma as I am looking for case studies/stories to include in my book on childhood trauma. You can choose to remain anonymous in the book and whatever we discuss will remain anonymous unless you wish to share any details with others.
If you have experienced childhood trauma, you would be helping me as well as general research on how childhood trauma affects us as adults.