The research released by Amen Clinics demonstrates that when a child is placed under a large amount of emotional stress it can have lasting effects on a cellular level. It can cause the body to age quicker and the child can actually have a shorter life span according to these studies.
These facts show the importance of caring for children when they are at a young age. Children are so innocent and they really have no control over their environment or the treatment that they get at home. Since that is the case, it is up to adults to keep them safe. Whether it be neighbors that report abuse, or teachers that stop bullying, it can mean their life.
For those people that have already been victims of violence in their youth, their is still hope. The study also shows that by leading a healthy life, exercising, and eating well, a person can help reverse those same negative cellular effects.