Developmental Trauma

As babies, we are pre-programmed to draw adults in to meet our needs.  Adults who are safe, predictable, and loving caregivers who respond appropriately to our needs.  This enables the brain to develop in a healthy, normal sequence of growth.  Developmental trauma is the result of neglect, abuse, unmet needs or a exposure to high levels of stress.   Developmental trauma impacts upon a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development.