It's a small but significant shift in recognizing why a person is acting in certain way.
This approach is called Trauma Informed Care and it looks at Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs.
Research has shown that children who face traumas such as abuse, neglect or witnessing domestic
violence are much more likely to develop social, emotional and behavioral challenges. This trauma often
follow children well into their adult lives. Adults who have experienced childhood trauma are more likely
to develop difficulties with substance abuse, mental health, divorce, holding down a job, parenting,
domestic violence and incarceration.