Kathleen and guest Kristin Peters (adoptive parent) talk about the effects of trauma on brain development. High doses of early adverse childhood experiences affect brain development - social and emotional cognitive impairment, risks of addictions, chronic inflammation, impacted immune systems, autoimmune diseases,
The greater the number of traumatic events, the greater the damage.
There is hope.
It will take dedication, education and understanding.
Kids that come home to us through adoption/foster care have altered brain chemistry caused by stress.
The attachment cycle has been broken. Breaks in attachment cause a fear response. We need to work on felt safety.
Your past affects your present parenting.
Those are just a few of the topics in this information rich episode. Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies!