PHILLIPS the maturation of limbic system areas, it can develop inappropriate and maladaptive neural networks that may put traumatized children at increased risk of subsequent mental illness” (Cook, Ciorciari, Varker, And Devilly, 2009).

The numbers and statistics associated with the trauma of child abuse alone world wide is astounding. According to the National Child Abuse hotline, more than 3 million child abuse cases are reported within the United States, that means an average of one to two reports of child abuse are made every ten seconds (Child Abuse, n. d. ).

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It is estimated that roughly 106 countries do not prohibit the use of corporal punishment in schools, 147 countries do not prohibit it within alternative care settings, and as yet only 16 countries have prohibited its use in the home (Abuse and Neglect, 2006).

According the the World Health Orgination, sexual assault among children all over the world is becoming increasingly acknowledged. An overview of studies in 21 countries found that 7-36 % of women and 3-29 % of men reported sexual victimization during childhood, most of this occurring within the family circles (Abuse and Neglect, 2006).

Unfortunately, numbers between 133 and 275 million children worldwide are estimated to witness domestic violence annually (Behind Closed Doors, 2006). Spiritual developments can have the power to strong assist in the healing processes that have occurred due to trauma. No matter what religion a person follows or culture they belong to, spirituality can give a person faith and strength. In Christianity, we understand that God heals, whether it is emotional, or physical trauma. In Matthew, Chapter four of the Bible, Jesus heals the sick.

” Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good NEWS OF THE KINGDOM, AND HEALING EVERY DISEASE AND SICKNESS AMONG THE PEOPLE.

NEWS ABOUT HIM spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those 2 PHILLIPS suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them” (Matthew 4:23-24). Reading the Bible can place a Christian is a healthy and positive state of mind to be healed, opening the mind and allowing faith to counter the effects of trauma. 3 PHILLIPS References.

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