Experiences from the earliest days of childhood play an important role in shaping the brain’s development. Sadly, traumatic episodes leave the deepest impressions, manifesting themselves in adulthood in health issues ranging from increased stress to substance abuse. Learn more about the lasting impact of childhood trauma on chronic adult disorders.
The case of a 7-year-old girl allegedly beaten to death by her stepmother is training a spotlight on the thorny subject of child abuse in South Korea. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said tackling child maltreatment is very difficult because most Koreans still regard the issue of child discipline as a “private family matter.” http://www.yesican.org