Victimization In Adulthood

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In working with adults who have been victimized I have seen firsthand how adverse childhood experiences can in many of the cases play a significant role in their functioning as adults. As such I can see why those experiences, often never sought services for, can lead to disorders in adulthood or in this case continued victimization. The ACE study showed a significant association between childhood experiences and the development of mental health in adulthood. For this reason I agree with much of this week’s readings that inclusion of development traumatic disorder in the DSM as beneficial. Due to challenges of understanding behavior and thoughts of children, traditional described symptoms of PTSD to not account for this. In addition, as noted
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