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

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

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by Bruce Perry, Maia Szalavitz
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465003921
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
39,369
File size:
443 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a Houston-based non-profit organization which promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma. He has served as a consultant to the FBI and is the former Chief of Psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital, as well as former Vice-Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He lives in Houston, Texas and Alberta, Canada. Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning journalist who specializes in science and health. She is the author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids and Recovery Options: The Complete Guide with Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D. She lives in New York City.

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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 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Wildbookreader More than 1 year ago
Wow, what an excellent book. I could hardly put it down. At first I was not sure I was going to like it because the title seemed a bit odd to me. As if the author was trying to get people to read the book just based on shock value. But once I started it, I realized that the author knew what he was talking about and the stories are just remarkable. I would especially recommend this book if you work with children, are interested in psychology at all, or have ever been in contact with someone who has suffered from trauma. There is a lot of good information in this book and I learned a lot, but it was also pure pleasure to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for individuals who work with children with emotional problems or who have been neglected in the past. It is heart warming because most of the children in this book are able to rise above and they lead normal lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Over the last year I have came to highly respect Dr. Perry's research and work with traumatized children. His work has become a resource for my husband and I, as we have an adopted child who could be the poster child for severe trauma that happens to a child before he/she can can even talk. Not only does his book describe specific cases he has worked with, it also details the specific elements of how severe trauma can literally damage the ability of a developing brain to function as we in our society would describe as 'normal.' A very good read, especially if you work with, know of, or have children who have suffered from severe trauma. In light of recent news events involving the Mormon polygamist group and the children who have been taken from this compound, I particularly appreciate Dr. Perry's honesty regarding the treatment of the children survivors of the Branch Davidian cult in Waco.
zioneast More than 1 year ago
For all the scientific/medical and psychological information in this book, it reads fast! You feel a part of each situation documented by Dr. Perry. A must-read for foster and adoptive parents!
cw8 More than 1 year ago
Have heard Bruce Perry speak and his book is just as powerful and eloquent as he is in person. Imperative read for professionals and easy to understand for the lay person. Every story touches the heart.
nlkowal More than 1 year ago
Excellent foe professionals working with children affected by trauma. Very easy to read, but also backed by research. Highly reccommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have attended trainings on children and trauma, taken classes on child development, etc., and none of those experiences compared to the insight I gained from this book. The subject matter wasn't necessarily new to me, but Perry masterfully wove together his experience working with children impacted by trauma/abuse/neglect, with information on neuropsychology, sociology, evidence-based therapies, and more. If you work with children, if you yourself are a survivor of childhood/adolescent trauma, if you are a parent who wants to understand your child's developmental needs, you should read this book. The client stories will stay with you, as will the knowledge of child development and trauma. Our society would be better off if everyone READS THIS BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read! It should be required reading for anyone who works with children. This book will definitely change how you think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for anyone working with at risk youth. It was eye opening.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book gave me so much to think about. It gave me a better u derstanding of my childhood trauma. The stories were incredible.
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weinstock More than 1 year ago
very good but lacks somethingto make it more fun to read, im not realy sure what it is, im not a writer im a reader, i found it a litle heavy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the way the author correlated the variety of traumas children and youth endure with how their young brains develope, or in many cases stop growing. The nurturing approach utilizing a team of people including the caregivers gives tangible, if not scientific, evidence that often times the damage done as a result of neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse can be altered. I don't say reversed because once a child has endured trauma the damage to brain development is done. Reversing implies an undoing or negating of something and that is not what this book states. Given the right setting with patient and loving people around them, over time nurturing can "restart" brain development; reframe beliefs which restructures thoughts and how we react to trauma. All parents, primary care givers, social workers, and all professionals need to read this book. It does require a minimal knowledge of the brain or it mght be difficult to understand.
promom10 More than 1 year ago
AS a mental health professional, I heard about this book at a conference about trauma. This book was a pleasant surprise. Although Dr. Perry talked about some of the technical aspects of the brain's response to trauma, he did it in a reader-friendly fashion which was a nice review for me and would be suitable for a lay person. His stories were riveting and touching.
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Sad how he was raised as a dog this i based on a true story my mom says its a goo d book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read and really opens the eyes to see more clearly through a psychiatrist work. This is a bunch of his case studies and what he discovered that helps.
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This is a fantastic booknto understand developmental conditioning. I recommend this book to everyone
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Elizabeth Devine More than 1 year ago
If youre purely interested in the stories be warned that most of it is about his therapuatic approach and psychiatric practices