We know that domestic and family violence increases over summer, especially during Christmas and New Year. We also know that calls to domestic and family violence services, and police reports, increase following a significant sporting event or traumatic incident, such as the 2020 Australian Bushfires.
'We know that emotions play a large part in memory. This is why we all know where we were when we heard that Steve Irwin had died, or how parents can describe the birth of their children with such detail. It is therefore unsurprising that children remember traumatic events so, or perhaps even too vividly.' Be You team member Sally Hodge explores trauma and neuroplasticity.