children playing

I just read an excellent article titled “Curiosity, Pleasure and Play” by Bruce Perry, Lea Hogan and Sarah Marlin. If you would like to read the entire article, please click on the link. In this week’s blog I thought I would summarize for you the important points. The neurobiological development of the brain has several…

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healing communities

I just finished reading an article by Bruce Perry on healing communities. I thought this week I would summarize this article and bring an update on a campaign to help our schools be healing communities. Dr. Perry believes that if we are to successfully raise healthy children, children who will be resilient in the face…

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children fighting

I thought I would share with you this week an interesting article I read in the Scholastic Magazine for Teachers concerning bullying and childhood trauma. This magazine was started in 1920 and has been helping teachers and administrators in their jobs for almost 100 years. Scholastic launched “Keep your cool in School”, a company-wide campaign against violence and…

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children play therapy

I was fascinated recently when I read an article in the International Journal of Play Therapy by Hong and Mason entitled “Becoming a Neurobiologically-Informed Play Therapist” (Hong & Mason, 2016). Over the past years a new subspecialty of play therapy has been developing which some are calling “Neuro-biologically Informed Play Therapy”. As past president of…

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stressed out child

  Don’t forget to check out The Child Trauma Academy’s YouTube channel. Bruce Perry’s Seven Slide series on the brain and it’s response to stress is especially helpful to all people trying to figure out how to respond to traumatized children. To date four of the seven series trainings have been posted.

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