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Grief and psychological trauma

 

What happens when the systems fail those who need the help the most? That is one of the things you will read in this strong story - a story about violence and abuse and about health services that failed year after year.  

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Josh did not trust anyone. He was moved from foster home to foster home, where he always succeeded in being evicted in the end. But once this plan failed. When he met an adult who never gave up on him.

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If you have had a frightening experience with other people, you are more likely to get chronic pain than if you were exposed to a car accident or a fire.

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The window of tolerance is a model often used to understand the after-effects of trauma. With a narrow tolerance window, you quickly switch between over- and under-activation; between acting out, restlessness and aggression on the one hand - and depression, numbness and dissociation on the other. 

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