Archives: bruce perry

Trauma and the Developing Brain

Spend some time in an elementary school classroom, and you’ll meet easygoing kids, and kids who lose control. Some aspects of temperament are established in infancy, but self-control problems can signal abuse, neglect or trauma. This hour we’ll look at how early experiences change brain chemistry, and how science is informing behavioral therapy.

Trauma and the Developing Brain

Spend some time in an elementary school classroom, and you’ll meet easygoing kids, and kids who lose control. Some aspects of temperament are established in infancy, but self-control problems can signal abuse, neglect or trauma. This hour we’ll look at how early experiences change brain chemistry, and how science is informing behavioral therapy.