Below is an article I recently read entitled Children Who Experience Early Childhood Trauma Do Not "Just Get Over It" by parenting expert Jane Evans. It was originally posted on the Social Work Helper website. A link to that site is at the bottom of the article.
Humans are relatively adaptable beings which is why we are thriving and not dying out like other species. Horrendous disasters such as the Philippines typhoon, the Boxing Day Tsunami, the nuclear disaster in Japan, the major wars of our time, horrific famines see great suffering, but these events also inspires survival through adaptation. It turns out we possess a strong survival mechanism in our brains directly linked to our bodies, fight, flight, freeze, flop and friend (fffff).