- May/June 2001
- Vol. 2, No. 3
Child Trauma Academy Offers Publications, Online Courses
Visit the Child Trauma Academy's website for online training for professionals and other resources in the field of child abuse and neglect. The Child Trauma Academy was created through a partnership between Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.
One of the Academy's publications, entitled Understanding Juvenile and Family Court, is directed at professionals or caregivers who become involved in the court system. The publication summarizes the steps in the judicial process, defines many legal terms, answers frequently asked questions, and includes a list of references.
The Child Trauma Academy also offers free online courses covering creative and practical approaches to understanding and working with maltreated children. A recent course taught by the Child Trauma Academy's founder, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, provided an overview of the issue of childhood trauma, including physiological and psychological aspects of trauma-related problems, and how to develop strategies for finding community resources for traumatized children. Upcoming courses will focus on brain development and promoting optimal development in children.
A recent featured article on the site, "The Neuroarcheology of Childhood Maltreatment: The Neurodevelopmental Costs of Adverse Childhood Events," describes the permanent brain damage that can result from child abuse and is based on Perry's 15 years of experience working with maltreated children.
Visit the Child Trauma Academy online at: http://www.childtraumaacademy.com