Trauma and the brain

Trauma manifests in many ways: at home, in the classroom, in social situations. What’s important is that we have an understanding of how trauma affects the brain and how sometimes our foster children’s behaviours really are a result of triggered trauma and not simply a ‘decision’ to defy you.

This article from the Centre for Adolescent Studies (USA) explains the physiology of the brain, the impact of traumatic experiences on it and how this in turn influences Behaviour. Knowledge of the traumatized brain can drastically improve how we engage our young people in order to see them develop and thrive.

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