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How stress is related to attachment and trauma

The stress response is critical to understanding the neurobiology of trauma and attachment disorder. Stress is an automatic physiological response to any situation that is threatening, overwhelming, or requires adjustment to change. The stress response includes many physical changes, such as increased heart rate and breathing, and inhibited digestion and immune response, triggered by stress […]

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Helping children cope with trauma

Resilience means “bouncing back” from adversity. The primary factor in resilience is having supportive and caring relationships that include trust, love, healthy role models, encouragement, and support. Nurturing relationships between parents and children have the power to heal trauma. Exposure to trauma makes children feel frightened and helpless, and they need calm, caring and consistent […]

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