Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma: Implications for Working Effectively with Adults and Adolescents


This PowerPoint presentation addresses the topic of trauma and its psychological effects. Explores the nature of traumatic events (such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and witnessing violence), and the difference between normal, situational, and traumatic stress. Also discusses physiological components of trauma, such as brain structures and biochemistry, and the essence of phenomena such as dissociation, hypervigilance, and flashbacks. Offers information about holistic interventions in mitigating the post-traumatic stress response.

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