What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a
child’s mind—and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce
Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide
survivors, witnesses to their own parents’ murders, children raised in
closets and cages, the Branch Davidian children, and victims of family
violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he tells their
stories of trauma and transformation.
Dr. Perry clearly explains what
happens to the brain when children are exposed to extreme stress. He
reveals his innovative methods for helping to ease their pain, allowing
them to become healthy adults. This deeply informed and moving book
dramatically demonstrates that only when we understand the science of
the mind can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child. Download and start listening now!