Treating Adolescent Attachment Trauma: The Challenge of Connection | Supported by CCSME

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Traumatized adolescents struggle with self-regulation. They are dysregulated across systems-neurologically, cognitively, physically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially, and spiritually. Anxious and vigilant, prone to self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse and self-harm, and unable to trust themselves or caregivers, they may experience even loving relationships as confusing and frightening. Dr. Straus will discuss mindful, empathic strategies to help these teens feel more secure, connected, present, and stable.