I too appreciated reading about the research data for childhood trauma. So many adults have experienced some type of abuse from childhood. The article says 64% of the respondents from their study experienced at least one. But how many of us know that our choices may be a result of that? How many drink too much? Do illegal drugs? Cope by turning to the Oreos? Smoke? Or engage in other ways that increase their risk of disease? A LOT! The information is certainly not meant to blame our parents. God knows our children will deal with their own trauma. Screwing up is part of being human. But knowing these things and then caring in a way that helps a person come to terms with it can begin the healing.