“Non-physical, attachment Chronic Covert Trauma” (naCCT) clearer, better name for this experience?

“Non-physical, attachment Chronic Covert Trauma” is a lot of words, but it describes the full traumatic experience more clearly than just “Chronic Covert Trauma”.  When I talk to people face to face in my attempt to get the word out and built a community, I get more of an “Oh, yeah, I know about that!” response when I clarify that these are not physical abuse traumas and they occur in those significant relationships, especially kids’ early attachment relationships with caregivers.

The long description could be shortened to the acronym “naCCT,” so we wouldn’t have to use all those words every time we talk to people about those traumas and their effects. What do you think?


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