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Oprah Reports on Childhood Trauma with Dr. Bruce Perry

2019-08-19T16:21:58+00:00

By Amanda Merck

Oprah Winfrey is raising awareness about childhood trauma and the need for trauma-informed care.

Childhood trauma—like abuse, neglect, and poverty—changes a child’s brain, body and behavior.

Behavior is often the first “red flag” of trauma.

But too often caregivers, teachers, and law officers misinterpret that red flag as “bad behavior” that needs “fixing.” […]

Oprah Reports on Childhood Trauma with Dr. Bruce Perry2019-08-19T16:21:58+00:00

Healing Invisible Wounds: Art Therapy and PTSD

2019-08-19T16:16:40+00:00

By Renée Fabian

When I color during therapy, it creates a safe space for me to express painful feelings from my past. Coloring engages a different part of my brain that allows me to process my trauma in a different way. I can even talk about the most difficult memories of my sexual […]

Healing Invisible Wounds: Art Therapy and PTSD2019-08-19T16:16:40+00:00

Integrating Mindfulness in Your Classroom Curriculum

2019-07-19T23:21:19+00:00

By Giselle Shardlow Now more than ever, teaching mindfulness in the classroom is a necessity. Our children are stressed and anxious. Teachers and parents are stressed and anxious, too. Our lives are busy, and we often find our thoughts buzzing over the past or worrying about the future. We need mindfulness because it […]

Integrating Mindfulness in Your Classroom Curriculum2019-07-19T23:21:19+00:00

The Long Shadow: Bruce Perry on the Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma

2019-07-12T17:33:54+00:00

By Jeanne Supin The “fight or flight” instinct has served the human species well, helping us respond quickly to threats, but according to child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist Bruce Perry it can also change our brains for the worse. If the threats we encounter are extreme, persistent, or frequent, we become too […]

The Long Shadow: Bruce Perry on the Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma2019-07-12T17:33:54+00:00

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

2019-07-09T01:32:48+00:00

By Maria Popova “A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,” William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. Two generations later, Rilke wrote in a beautiful letter of advice to a young woman: “I am not one of those who neglect the body in order […]

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma2019-07-09T01:32:48+00:00

Epidemiology of Traumatic Experiences in Childhood

2019-06-28T20:56:53+00:00

By Benjamin E. Saunders, PhD and Zachary W. Adams, PhD

The epidemiology of traumatic experiences in childhood is a key context for research, clinical treatment, program management, and policy development. This article discusses the conceptual, methodological, and programmatic challenges in precisely answering even relatively simple questions concerning the basic prevalence and incidence of […]

Epidemiology of Traumatic Experiences in Childhood2019-06-28T20:56:53+00:00

Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Healing from Trauma and Moving On

2019-06-16T23:21:08+00:00

By Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.

If you’ve experienced an extremely stressful or disturbing event that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally out of control, you may have been traumatized. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also […]

Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Healing from Trauma and Moving On2019-06-16T23:21:08+00:00

How childhood trauma affects the brain

2019-02-13T00:10:02+00:00

By Maria Cohut It is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma.

According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the […]

How childhood trauma affects the brain2019-02-13T00:10:02+00:00

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

2018-12-10T21:56:21+00:00

By Erin Blakemore, NPR When public health officials get wind of an outbreak of Hepatitis A or influenza, they spring into action with public awareness campaigns, monitoring and outreach. But should they be acting with equal urgency when it comes to childhood trauma?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical […]

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?2018-12-10T21:56:21+00:00

The Healing Power of Dance Movement Therapy

2018-11-20T20:20:01+00:00

By Helaina Hovitz

As I worked more furiously towards the deadline of finishing the edits on my memoir about growing up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder while verbally telling my story over and over again to others, I noticed things were happening to my mood and to my body that scared me.

What I […]

The Healing Power of Dance Movement Therapy2018-11-20T20:20:01+00:00