Childhood Trauma

Overview plus recovery tips–Emotional and Psychological Trauma from Helpguide:

(If you’ve experienced trauma, you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. Or you may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with the right self-help strategies and support, you can speed your recovery. Whether the trauma happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.)

Very comprehensive–Childhood Trauma Recovery

(The articles on this site are intended to serve as an accessible, informative and concise introduction to childhood trauma and child abuse and their relationship to depression and anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other conditions. Both causes and effects of childhood trauma are examined in detail, as are treatments and therapies available to survivors.)

Early Childhood Trauma Reading List from NCTSN (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

(Other reading lists about childhood trauma are available here.)

For men–Herman’s Stages of Recovery

(A three-stage model of recovery from traumatic experiences, including childhood sexual experiences.)

From Daniel Mackler: Wild Truth: Healing From Childhood Trauma Essays: