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CHF 2014: Journeys

Bruce D. Perry: The First Three Years

Each of us takes the same journey from birth to consciousness—but none of us recalls it. This early stage of life is crucial; Sigmund Freud famously obsessed over it, as do millions of parents every day. What goes on cognitively during that time, and what can parents—and other adults—do to further promote infant well-being? Join renowned psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry, recipient of the 2014 Dolores Kohl Education Prize, for this discussion of early-childhood brain development and its long-term importance.

This program is presented in partnership with the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation.

“Once in awhile a book changes the way I experience the world. This time it’s Born for Love, by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz.”—The Denver Post

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Speakers and Performers

Bruce D. Perry

Bruce D. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy and adjunct professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of the bestselling books The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last thirty years, he has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.

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Leaders And Thinkers

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
Profile at The ChildTrauma Academy

Good Reads

Excerpt from The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
Child Abuse on the Brain

Online Resources

The ChildTrauma Academy Channel on YouTube
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