Chair(s): Udi Oren
Saturday 18 june 2016
9:00 - 10:30h at World Forum Theater
Categories: Children and adolescents, Neurobiology, Childhood trauma
The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on the Developing Child
Both trauma and neglect, resulting in the absence of essential developmental experiences required to express a fundamental potential of a child, are pervasive problems in our culture. Chaos, threat and abnormal patterns of emotional, social, cognitive and physical interactions with young children lead to an array of brain-related problems. This presentation will review clinical work and research that can help us better understand developmental trauma, neglect and the relational problems that arise from neglect and threat. An overview will be provided that suggests new directions for clinical practice, program development and policy.