“When you study prison populations, you see a common preponderance of childhood trauma and mental illness. The two go together. So what we have in prisons are the most traumatized people in our society.” – Dr. Gabor Mate
Unaddressed childhood trauma changes how we respond to the world and when triggered, we make choices that sometimes have devastating consequences including domestic violence, addiction, murder and prison.
Let’s shift the paradigm of how we incarcerate, isolate and dehumanize the most traumatized members of our society.