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WikiProject: Childhood Trauma

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Step 1. Go to this URL:

Step 2. On the top right, click on “create account”


Step 3. Create your account. Make a username, password, etc. Suggest no spaces in your username. It will be case sensitive when you use it in the future. (And be sure to enter the CAPTCHA text.)


Step 4. If a pop up box invites you to get started editing a page, click the option for doing it later.


Step 5. In the top right hand area of the page, you will see your username (here it is YoviajoND). Click on the username.

Step 6. After clicking on the username, you will get a message like this.


Step 7. Click on Start the “User:XXXXX” link.

Step 8. Then click on “start editing” (if you are given the option to use the “Visual Editor”, choose that).

Step 9. With the following message, just hit the X:


Step 10. Click in the box below User:XXXX and start typing something about yourself.


Wikipedia wants every person to create their own page. You don’t need to put a lot of information on it, but put enough to establish you as a credible contributor based on your research interests and professional expertise.


Step 11. Enter brief description of your change in the “Edit summary” box (such as “Created my user page”). Check the “Watch this page” box (this will alert you if any other editor makes changes to your user page.) Click on “Publish page” button;


Step 12. Go here:

(Or in the search box at the top of the page you can search wikiproject childhood trauma)

Step 13. Scroll down until you see the list of participants. Click on “edit”.


Step 14. Copy the last line of text in the list, highlighted below, and paste it directly underneath that line. (The last 2 lines will then be the same.)

Step 15. In the line you pasted, change the user name (highlighted below) to the user name so it will look like the last line circled in the second image.


Step 16. Add a brief summary into the “Edit summary” box (such as, “Added myself as participant”). Check the box “This is a minor edit”. Click on the button “Publish changes.”


You did it! Thanks for joining our page! More instructions to come.

From Wikpedia Childhood Trauma Page

Childhood trauma has profound psychological, physiological, and sociological impacts and can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. Referred to in academic literature as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), childhood trauma ranges from sexual abuse to neglect to living in a household where a parent or sibling is treated violently or there is a parent with a mental illness. Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1998 study on adverse childhood experiences determined that traumatic experiences during childhood are a root cause of many social, emotional, and cognitive impairments that lead to increased risk of unhealthy behaviors, risk of violence or re-victimization, chronic health conditions, low life potential and premature mortality. As the number of adverse experiences increases, the risk of problems from childhood through adulthood also rises.[1] Nearly 30 years of study following the initial study has confirmed this. Many states, health providers, and other groups now routinely screen parents and children for ACEs.

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