Woman Abuse-Related Trauma

Abuse-related trauma can develop after a person has been hurt and/or neglected, purchase often in childhood. A woman may have experienced sexual abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, institutional abuse, intergenerational abuse and/ or war trauma.

. Most often the abuser was/is a family member, family friend or intimate partner. As a result of abuse, a woman may have overwhelming feelings of distress, fear and helplessness. Traumatic events can change the way a person’s brain and body work. Trauma can affect the person’s emotions, memory, thinking and sense of self. Trauma can also affect a woman’s relationships. Many women do not connect the common effects of trauma with their experiences of abuse.

Affects of Abuse-Related Trauma

Affects of Abuse-Related Trauma