chapter  3
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Undoing the effects of complex trauma ± creating a lifespan trauma narrative with children and young people

ByARNON BENTOVIM

Current research on living with trauma and family violence indicates that children are not subject to single forms of abuse, but to multiple forms of abuse. Neglect and emotional abuse are constantly present, sexual and physical abuse causing additional trauma. Being exposed to the cumulative effects of multiple abusive experiences causes signi®cant harm.