7 Ways Childhood Traumas Follow You Into Adulthood

Have you ever felt that your past experiences have negatively affected your current state of being? Your childhood plays a major role in shaping the person you become as you grow older. Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs for short, are traumatic events that occur before the age of 18. If you experienced ACEs, you may suffer from poorer physical and mental health and emotional trauma. Watch this video and let us know how many types of these childhood traumas do you relate to! If you want to learn more about how childhood trauma affects us later in life, we’ve made a video on that too: https://youtu.be/N2oUfg7qNG0

Credits:
Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Parker Vanessa
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Samantha Alea
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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