In this interview James Redford – yes, the son of ‘that’ Robert Redford and an award winning producer of documentaries – is interviewed about ‘how the ACE Study reveals how troubling the impact of these experiences are’ …. so ‘It’s … Continue reading →
This summer Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child summarized an aspect of their work with young adult parents as follows;
- “There’s a fairly straightforward Adult Skill Set involved in being a successful adult parent, employee and community member.
- The core methods of the Adult Skill Set are learned in day to day interactions with the primary caregivers in functional families.
- Adults who grew up in dysfunctional families are usually missing some or most of the Adult Skill Set.” ……… and……
Training Techniques: A Closer Look Attention bias modification training (ABMT) is a relatively new approach that helps people regulate their anxiety levels by training the brain to avoid focusing on anxiety- inducing objects or circumstances Everyone has his or her … Continue reading →
One of the benefits of the Still Faces work is that it so graphically makes a useful point; the years from birth to age 5 are tremendously important for what the child learns over time about how safe or unsafe s/he is and who … Continue reading →
It’s becoming clear to more and more people that what actually happens in ‘dysfunctional families’ is what scientists call Traumatic Stress. And the children who grow up immersed in it become adults who are at increased risk from the great many negative health and well being outcomes facing all of us. So it may become important for affected adults to seek help.Continue reading →
Occurring during childhood, the most formative period in a person’s life, ACEs are traumatic experiences that have a profound impact on a child’s developing brain and body with lasting impacts on a person’s health and livelihood throughout their lifetime.Continue reading →
The story that Jane Ellen Stevens reveals in the narrative featured below reads like a detective thriller. How did the two Doctors solve a problem so much bigger than what they set out to study? When I found her ‘story … Continue reading →
Wounded Places A sell out audience of 650 people filled The Grand Lake Theater’s largest Auditorium in Oakland for the world premier of the documentary Wounded Places in late April 2015. At the end of the showing the crowd gave … Continue reading →
Paper Tigers is a moving and profoundly important film that offers critical insights into one of the most widespread educational and health challenges in American society. It should be mandatory viewing for teachers and principals across the country, and anyone … Continue reading →
Wounded Places The world premier’ of ‘Wounded Places’ is happening Oakland on Wednesday March 29th 2015. The 650 seats are already sold out, but you can click through to a long preview of the movie toward the bottom of this … Continue reading →