UPDATE: Hi everyone! I previously posted (06/2018) about research I was conducting on stories of growth and change as defined and described by individuals who experienced adverse childhood experiences.
My goal was to add this perspective to the trauma literature which at the moment rarely includes the perspective of those who have lived through these challenging childhood experiences. My research focused on growth and change in the wake of adversity with the support of a significant figure.
I completed the research and it is available as my completed dissertation at the link below.
Thank you all who participated in this research! Your stories were inspiring!
I hope this research furthers the narrative that growth is possible after trauma and that supportive figures can foster this growth in ways beyond our imagination!