The Neuropsychology of Trauma
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 8:00 - 11:15 am
The impact of trauma on children has been increasingly well understood in recent years. This includes a better grasp on the impact of a prolonged stress response on the brain and body, impacting physical and mental health. More recently, research has begun to consider the effect of sub-clinical trauma, or adverse childhood events (ACE), on mental and physical health. There is increasing evidence that when the stress system stays “on”, the mental and physical penalties can be severe. This is true for both posttraumatic stress disorder (PtSD) and sub-clinical trauma seen with ACE.