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How Trauma Affects Child Brain Development

Dec 7, 2014

  Fri. 12/5 8a:  New Mexico has one of the highest rates of child abuse and neglect in
the Nation. But Children are resilient, aren’t they? No, says Dr.
Bruce Perry, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, who recently headlined
a child welfare forum in Albuquerque.  Dr. Perry has researched how a
child's environment, particularly those who encounter trauma, affects
brain development. Dr. Perry has been featured in a wide range of
media including NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline,
CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Please join
host Stephen Spitz as we learn about Dr. Perry’s clinical work with
children who experienced trauma, how that stress led to both physical
and mental health complications, and what can be done to improve the
lives of at risk children. Produced with assistance of Jefferson White
and Lynn Schibeci.