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Understanding the effects of abuse on the developing brain
Intended Audience: Professionals
Date and Time
Fri May 16, 2008 (This event is over)
Ottawa, ON, K2P 0L4
Event DescriptionEarly neglect and trauma (abuse, witnessing violence, severe abandonment or loss, natural disasters) have a significant impact on a child's life. In this workshop, Sandra will discuss the effects of maltreatment on the development of neuronal networks within the brain, memory systems (including muscle memory), and the Autonomic Nervous System. The role of attachment and dissociation will be discussed. Sandra will help therapists develop specific ideas for working with the child and with the parent- child dyad to shift these negative brain and body system effects. Ideas for understanding triggers and processing trauma will be presented.
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