Mental or Psychological Trauma can be caused by many different events.
The 10 ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) measured in the research conducted by the Center for Disease Control (USA) are:
A family member who is depressed or diagnosed with other mental illness
A family member who is addicted to alcohol or another substance
A family member who is in prison
Witnessing a mother being abused
Losing a parent to separation, divorce or death
Life threatening events Sexual Assault Torture War injury Physical assault Near death experiences Illness Witnessing another suffering one of these
Vicarious Trauma Seeing another person experiencing any of those Working with Traumatised clients Family members of victims of trauma
C-PTSD* Long term (chronic) events such as: childhood neglect, bullying, repeated threats of violence, narcissistic abuse,
Long periods in bad conditions, such as: war zone, abuse in an institution, time as a refugee,
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*(PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- **(C-PTSD) Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder