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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 Healing
Narrated by: Chris Kipiniak
Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A renowned psychiatrist reveals how trauma affects children - and outlines the path to recovery.

"Fascinating and upbeat.... Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist." (Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia)

How does trauma affect a child's mind - and how can that mind recover? In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry explains what happens to the brains of children exposed to extreme stress and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.

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©2006, 2017 Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Filled with compassionate, caring stories by a wise healer and scientist, this book will appeal to all who are interested in understanding how children heal." (Lynn Ponton, MD, author of The Romance of Risk)

"In this harrowing but profoundly humane book, Perry and Szalavitz provide an all too timely, utterly engrossing account of traumatized children's lives.... Once I opened it, I could not put it down." (Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species)

"In beautifully written, fascinating accounts of experience working with emotionally stunted and traumatized children, child psychiatrist Perry educates readers about how early-life stress and violence affects the developing brain. He offers simple yet vivid illustrations of the stress response and the brain's mechanisms with facts and images that crystallize in the mind without being too detailed and confusing." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • lin
  • 21-03-2019

Loved it!

Great audio book to listen to. A must read when working with children & trauma.

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  • Robin Schrader
  • 22-12-2018

Helped me with my most difficult students.

This book IS the answer to what the students with the hardest behaviors need. This and Help for Billy

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  • Keshia
  • 01-12-2018

follow up

Great study, lots of insight and a good resource. I will be sharing as well .
persuing training.

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  • K.P.
  • 03-02-2019

very Dry.

struggled to finish, it was just a very boring book personally, jumps around in the stories/experiences

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  • Jessica Rodriguez
  • 16-04-2019

Great book on impact of trauma

very informative and the effects of trauma are so important. im glad there is some spotlight to this issue.

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  • Victoria A Kaplan
  • 24-03-2019

A clarion call...

Beautifully written. Wonderful reading of the text. Very much appreciated the chapter reviews/ updates (since original publication) at the end of the book.
A clarion call for developmentally informed and trauma sensitive practices.

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  • S. Padilla
  • 19-03-2019

A book for all

It’s a must read if you work with children and families or if you are ready to start a family.

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  • Shera898
  • 10-03-2019

Great for Teachers

This book is engaging yet informative. While some of the content is alarming, I have discovered several ideas and the NME resource to assist me as an educator. Well worth reading!

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  • Leonne Bannister
  • 19-02-2019

Best book for those serving ALL children

I’ve been a licensed school counselor for 13 years and this book has transformed my practice more than any other. It’s a must read for those serving children.

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  • Lasse Felsted Petersen
  • 14-02-2019

extremely relevant

loved the book and the content. it is a great blend of case stories of traumatized children and the neuroscience behind.

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  • Sylvia Dalton
  • 11-02-2019

Wonderful Book

Loved it! I'm so glad I was finally able to read this book, well listen to this book. Lots of good information.

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  • EDorey
  • 14-01-2019

Amazing

This is an amazing book. Anyone who works with children must read this book wow!

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  • chloe
  • 16-03-2019

just wow

get ready to be blown away with this incredible book with very clear information about human physiology