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Webinar: The Trauma of Toxic Stress During the Pandemic: What You Can Do

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Toxic stress has the potential to change brain chemistry, brain anatomy, and even gene expression in children. Toxic stress also affects adults and can weaken the architecture of the immune response. The toxic stress response is believed to play a role in the pathophysiology of depressive disorders, behavioral dysregulation, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and even psychosis.

There is a significant difference between normal stress and toxic stress.  Where normal and positive stress is an essential part of healthy development, toxic stress occurs when we experience strong, frequent, and/or long-lasting difficult events — such the pandemic.

Come join us on June 1, 2020, at 7 PM. to meet and chat with Amy Peterson, LCSW. Amy is experienced in facilitating individual, group, and family therapy. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a master's degree in clinical social work. Amy uses a playful approach, particularly when working with younger clients. Amy is passionate about education and has extensive experience presenting to clients and professionals at local and national venues. Her therapeutic approach is attachment focused, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and family systems-oriented. Amy is an optimist and believes everyone possesses the power to discover, develop, and express full potential living. 

 

A helpful article on Developmental Trauma for educators

 

 

 

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