Children and trauma…many traumatic events may not be obvious to all adults. Learn to protect your kids. We need to heal ourselves to be the best parents we can be too. I’ve posted this video before because it’s so excellent. If you’ve not seen it I highly recommend it.
“Developmental trauma, or ambient trauma, is trauma that is just everyday life. It’s in the neighborhood, it’s in the household…”
“It’s very easy for adults to dismiss the profound impact that a traumatic event can have on a child because very often, they will do most things pretty well.”
Powerful documentary featuring Bryan Post, Bruce Perry, M.D., Daniel Siegel M.D., Marti Glenn PhD and other renowned experts in the field of childhood trauma, and attachment and bonding. This is a great way to share with friends, colleagues, and caregivers this new understanding of how trauma effects the development of the mind body system, and how it affects children’s behaviors and social relationships. This is a popular training video with agencies for training and for group presentations. Copies can be purchased a http://www.postinstitute.com/dvds. Video originally produced by Santa Barbara Graduate Institute which has since been merged with a major university and no longer exists as a separate entity.
More excerpts on youtube from Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal
A few posts on Beyond Meds that look at how childhood trauma can affect mental and physical health for one’s whole life (but it doesn’t have to…we can stop it happening to begin with and we can also heal with the right supports):