Reactive Attachment Disorder and Brain Architecture

By June Naureckas, CEI Intern & Suzan Mullane, CEI Faculty Some children have difficulties bonding with others. In extreme cases, these children may appear sad, listless, and withdrawn. They may show little or no interest in toys, playing, or interacting with peers. Normally, young children will respond when an adult picks them up to comfort
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The Work of Dr. Bruce Perry: Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Trauma

By Suzan Mullane, CEI Faculty The dark side of childhood trauma—its essence and the healing potential of human relationships—is brilliantly captured in Bruce Perry’s classic work, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog (Perry & Szalavitz, 2006). Neuroscience and childhood trauma can be confusing, but Dr. Perry’s case studies are fascinating and easily understood.
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The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools: Success in Two School Districts

By Kristen Hayes, CEI Intern In 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that about two-thirds of children in the United States experience at least one traumatic event, either as victims or witnesses, by the age of 16. A large public health movement has arisen to address the numerous negative consequences
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