August 21, 2016 draft 12:30am
AllACAandACE.com has evolved into TransformingDysfunction.com
As I added articles to this site when it was still called AllACAandACE.com I became very aware of a problem with the original site name. I was finding more and more articles about fascinating brain development studies and child development research. And the research was rapidly increasing in the scientific, social work, education, juvenile justice, psychology, counseling, medical and of course neurological focused institutions.
I posted about their research from the start, but as I expanded that ‘non-ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) and ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) centered coverage, it made the old name of the site less and less relevant. So I began to think yet again of the purpose of this site and how to encapsulate it into the simplest possible web address.
One day like magic, Transforming Dysfunction popped into mind, and here we are. Same site, new name. AND there’s a lot of additional content.
And I was quite deliberate in Running together this new site’s two word name. TransformingDysfunction.com In the web world, Spaces between words and anything such as dashes to fill them are problematic to convey, but it’s well accepted now to run words together on the web. So Viola, the new, far more descriptive name for what we have always at our core sought to be doing – TransfromingDysfunction.com
And likewise, our attempt to convey the scientific research that we believe will help us lessen the difficulties experienced by Adults form Dysfunctional Families continues as before.
I’ve never forgotten how in about 1978 or so I once heard a sober alcoholic say, “If someone else talked to me the way I talk to myself about about myself, I’d shoot them.
Another way to put this is that this site seeks to present information that will help reduce the effects ot the traumatic stress carried forward by Adults form Dysfunctional Families.
original first blog post published Sept 7, 2016
This revised version published Sept 8, 2018