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The Developmental Trauma Study Group

Welcome to the Developmental Trauma Study Group!

Our mission is to help people experiencing developmental trauma learn how to enjoy life and be resilient. We do this by creating Communities for Human Flourishing.

What Is Developmental Trauma?

Developmental Trauma is similar to, yet different from, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Other names used to describe Developmental Trauma are:

  • Complex Trauma
  • Complex PTSD
  • Relational Trauma

Unlike PTSD, which is caused by a single traumatic event that happens to an adult human, developmental trauma is due to multiple events that happen in childhood. The traumatic stress community has adopted the term “Complex Trauma” or “Complex PTSD” to describe the experience of multiple and/or chronic and prolonged, developmentally adverse traumatic events, most often of an interpersonal nature (e.g., sexual or physical abuse, war, community violence) and early-life onset. These exposures often occur within the child’s care giving system and include physical, emotional, and educational neglect and child maltreatment beginning in early childhood.

Join The Developmental Trauma Study Group

We are seeking professionals who have training in alternative and complementary approaches to life and also have  experience of education, science, health care, medicine, research, business and life coaching, and the entrepreneurial life.

We are especially interested in healing arts professionals who help cleints with challenges caused by trauma, and who are looking to add new skills and tools to their toolkit.

Next Meeting of The Developmental Trauma Study Group

Meetings are being held in Richmond, BC.  Visit The Developmental Trauma Study Web Site for details.