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Cara's story

Cara's story

How do early childhood experiences influence our perception of safety in the world?

The following case study follows the life of Cara, who was also exhibiting a trauma response when you met her at the start of this week.

Now, let’s follow Cara from when she was a child to gain more insight into how her experiences shaped her patterns of reacting, relating, and responding.

Watch and share

Watch the animation and think about how you could apply what you have learned so far in the course to Cara’s experiences. See below for some examples to get you started and share your reflections in the comments.

Step 1.9 What are some of the ACEs that Cara has experienced?

Step 1.13 How might shame play in to Cara’s responses?

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Trauma, Neuro, and Shame Awareness: Best Practice for Professionals, Organisations, and Communities

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