Maltreated Children : Experience, Brain Development and the Next Generation

Description

Demonstrating the effects of abuse on brain development, the author urges readers to protect children. The brain is what makes us human and the experiences of childhood sculpt the brain. Deprivation, terror, sexual exploitation and emotional abuse affect the biology of the developing brain permanently. This book describes simple principles of neurodevelopment and neurobiology and examines clinical issues of child maltreatment within this context, providing a conceptual approach to the assessment, treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Details

Author(s)
Bruce D. Perry
Format
Hardback | 224 pages
Publication date
15 Jun 2009
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
039370212X
ISBN13
9780393702125