A Threat to Safety: Racism and Childhood Trauma

A Threat to Safety: Racism and Childhood Trauma

Childhood development or childhood trauma? Are they mutually exclusive or inexplicably intertwined?

For sure, trauma stunts a child's development and can create an environment characterized by the reactions of flight, fight, or freeze.

When our body reacts in one of these manners, it's worried about its own safety. That's what racism is: a threat to safety.