The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog : And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook - What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing, Paperback

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog : And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook - What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)

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Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence.

Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780465056538

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5

As a recently graduated Qualified Child Care Worker with a keen affinity with children who have special needs I have found this book a truly compelling read, and it has emphasised for me how crucial positive adult relationships are to children, especially in the early years. It's been written with such a positive spin on it, and although it at times moved me to tears, it left me in wonder about how tenacious the human spirit can be, and how important my role as both a parent and as a carer of children is.

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3

A insightful and inspiring case studies on the effect of trauma in children.

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4

The author proposes that there is a major connection between how we connect with children through comfort, love, openness, routine, and rhythm and those children's abilities to grow up healthy or to heal from abuse. This resonated with me, strongly. At the same time, he does not suggest that a hardened criminal needs only be treated with kindness in order for that criminal to be able to reintegrate into society. But this book was so much about *hope,* I could not help but love it.

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5

At times, a difficult read, only because it can be hard to read about the painful, neglectful and abusive situations that some children have been subjected to. But also a fascinating read. I learned a lot about the impacts of trauma on the brain, how the brain develops and what it looks like when certain scenarios are played out. Dr. Perry uses examples from his own case history - including his work with the children from the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. I'm glad I took a little break from my usual fiction shelves to read this book.