childhood stress

On April 27 of 2021 Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey released a collaborative book titled What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. Below is an excerpt from the introduction to the book, which begins as a discussion between Oprah and Dr. Perry. It is a rather long excerpt from Dr. Perry…

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child showing trauma

“Child trauma” refers to a dangerous or life threatening event that happens to a child. This type of event may also happen to someone your child knows and your child is affected as a result of seeing or hearing about the other person being hurt. When these experiences happen, your child may become very overwhelmed and feel…

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covid and childhood trauma

I just read a good article concerning children and how some may react traumatically to the covid pandemic. I thought I would summarize two helpful parts of this article: A) typical reactions some children can have, and B) when should parents consider professional help.  If you would like to read the entire article please click…

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truama and low grade stress

I just finished listening to a podcast interviewing Dr. Bruce Perry, the topic was about the possibility of childhood trauma and long term low grade childhood stress producing the same effects. If you would like to listen to the entire podcast please click on the link. Let me summarize the first part of the interview…

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child trauma covid mask

I just finished reading the Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Family Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) authored by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The article addressed many child trauma coronavirus concerns, including physical, social and emotional. I encourage you to read the entire article but I am going to write this blog…

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