How Does Trauma Effect the Brain?

Physiological and Psychological effects

“If you have experienced a trauma it can be like having stared directly at the sun. Even after you look away the glare seems everywhere and prevents you from seeing things clearly. It can keep you from even opening your eyes at all for a while…”

Rosenbloom & William, 1999, p.6

Please take a few minutes to watch the short videos below which help explain the physiological effects of trauma.

How Toxic Stress Effects the Body

3. Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development
The next two videos help explain how a person's developmental experiences impact emotional well being throughout their lifetime.
1. Experiences Build Brain Architecture
2. Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

Coming Next Week!

A short survey on trauma sensitive schools...