Trauma has devastating effects on children’s bodies and even more of a negative impact on their brain development. Traumatic events can include physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, neglect, accidents, natural disasters, war, intrusive and painful medical procedures, and even witnessing violence and domestic violence. Recent research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) shows that experiencing trauma not only impacts children’s current physical and psychological health, but these experiences can have a lifelong, damaging impact on their health and social behaviors, as well. However, trauma responsive care can bring safety and healing to children in the present and promote health in their futures … so children may lead their best lives.
Harmony Family Center is committed to providing cutting edge trauma-responsive services that are based on the latest neuroscience research to children and families who have been impacted by trauma. We also provide consultation and training to professionals and the community on trauma responsive care.