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First Impressions… (Spanish)

The First Impressions… Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain videos were made available by the CA Attorney General’s ‘Safe from the Start’ initiative and illustrate the dangers of chronic exposure to violence on a child’s developing brain.

 

Exposure to Violence and A Child’s Developing Brain

This video illustrates the dangers of chronic exposure to violence on a child’s developing brain. Combining inspirational true-life stories and nationally recognized experts, participants are given the latest information on a child’s developmental risk if regularly exposed to domestic violence and other violent situations.

Windows of Opportunity – Reducing Children’s Exposure to Violence

This video provides a more in-depth look at chronic exposure to violence and a child’s developing brain. (13 minutes)

The Spaghetti Story

The Spaghetti Story is a short excerpt from the First Impressions video that is suitable for trainings, workshops, and other public presentations.

The brain is more like skin in the sense that it can rewire and heal itself. We have the capacity to heal and do better.” Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D., MPH

Tony’s Story

Tony’s Story is an excerpt from First Impressions and is suitable for trainings, workshops, and other public presentations.

The tragic reality of children growing up in domestic violence is that they end up with mental health problems at a rate higher than children who are actually the direct victims of physical abuse.” Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D.

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