In my last post, I discussed the five brain states as identified by Dr. Bruce Perry. These brain states indicate which parts of the brain are primarily in control at any given point in time. How would they look in a developing brain? What do they mean to a child who has suffered trauma?
The human brain with its interrelated structures is indeed a phenomenon. The constant chemical and electrical activities occurring within it are far too vast and complex to explain in one post. But many complex processes—going on all at once—are impacted by environment. This is particularly true for children where the brain is forming, wiring and […]
A popular commercial years ago showed an egg frying in a pan with the slogan, “This is your brain on drugs!” The graphic reference really stuck in my mind. In my last post, I quoted alarming statistics on the prevalence of trauma in children and teenagers. In this post, I discuss consequences of the impact […]