BRAIN FACT: Child Abuse Can Affect Children Throughout Life

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Increasing amounts of research is demonstrating that childhood abuse can affect children throughout life. Due to the effect experiences play on the developing brain, studies reveal that the effects of maltreatment early in life lead to being more vulnerable to mental illness and behavior problems.

Dr. Bruce Perry offers information on the impact of relationships on the developing brain and how to help maltreated children here.

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