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Message ID: 7950
Date: 2008-12-11

Author:Raelene Freitag

Subject:RE: Question about the research re neurophysiologic changes due to stress

Related to the question of how abuse/neglect affects the neurophysiologic status of children:



Has anyone come across discussion and/or research on the ways these neurophysiologic changes may play out as these children become parents? 1.) If the brain responds to stress by shutting down the ability to reason, how does this change the way a parent reacts to an infant's incessant crying? (etc.) and 2.) How should awareness of brain function impact our case planning? (i.e. would a parent whose own childhood stress created a cycle of fight/ flight responses to stress will need a different approach to case planning than typical "parenting classes." And 3.) what do we know about effective ways to help someone with these impacts on brain functioning, and who are now adults?



Raelene Freitag, MSW, Ph.D.

Director

Children's Research Center

426 S. Yellowstone Dr. #250

Madison, WI 53719

 

608-831-1180

www.nccd-crc.org

 

Please do not send any identifying or confidential information (such as names, birthdates, social security numbers) via e-mail.  It is possible for third parties to intercept information transmitted in an e-mail.  Identification numbers (such as case or referral numbers) may be included where necessary.  Intercepting persons cannot use these numbers to identify a client unless they have access to the host application or database.



CRC is a nonprofit social research organization and a division of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency





-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3382384-6833790@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-3382384-6833790@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Robert E. Longo

Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:24 PM

To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers'

Subject: RE: Question about the research re neurophysiological changes due to stress



At the very least with a single episode of abuse a child hit in the head

could have TBI



Season's Greetings,



Rob



Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC

Serendipity Healing Arts

Lexington, NC

http://www.roblongo.com/

mailto: RobertLongoLPC@gmail.com



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-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3377933-8144580@list.cornell.edu

[mailto:bounce-3377933-8144580@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Toni Cavanagh

Johnson

Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 5:11 PM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: Fwd: Question about the research re neurophysiological changes due

to stress



I should have said that I am familiar with Perry's and others' work.

I want to ask a few questions about this body of research.



Here is the question.



When researchers are discussing the effects of stress/trauma/domestic

violence on children and referring to physiological or

neurophysiological changes, what level of stress/trauma/domestic

violence are they referring to? I have never seen it quantified.



My impression is that to cause long term neurobiological or

neurophysiological changes in an individual it would have to be

repeated over an extended period of time (weeks? months?) if the

amount of stress (no medical evidence of physical harm) was a 3-4 on a

10 point scale in a 2 year old child. Anyone have any ideas?



Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

South Pasadena, California 91030

USA

Tel: 626-799-4522

FAX: 818-790-0139

toni@tcavjohn.com

www.tcavjohn.com









Begin forwarded message:



> From: Toni Cavanagh Johnson

> Date: December 9, 2008 11:25:13 AM PST

> To: Child Maltreatment Researchers


> >

> Subject: Re: Question about the research re neurophysiological

> changes due to stress

> Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers


> >

>

> Is there someone I can contact who can answer questions about

> neurophysiological changes due to stress? I would appreciate your

> expertise in this matter.

>

> Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

> 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

> South Pasadena, California 91030

> USA

> Tel: 626-799-4522

> FAX: 818-790-0139

> toni@tcavjohn.com

> www.tcavjohn.com

>











Related to the question of how abuse/neglect affects the neurophysiologic status of children:



Has anyone come across discussion and/or research on the ways these neurophysiologic changes may play out as these children become parents? 1.) If the brain responds to stress by shutting down the ability to reason, how does this change the way a parent reacts to an infant's incessant crying? (etc.) and 2.) How should awareness of brain function impact our case planning? (i.e. would a parent whose own childhood stress created a cycle of fight/ flight responses to stress will need a different approach to case planning than typical "parenting classes." And 3.) what do we know about effective ways to help someone with these impacts on brain functioning, and who are now adults?



Raelene Freitag, MSW, Ph.D.

Director

Children's Research Center

426 S. Yellowstone Dr. #250

Madison, WI 53719

 

608-831-1180

www.nccd-crc.org

 

Please do not send any identifying or confidential information (such as names, birthdates, social security numbers) via e-mail.  It is possible for third parties to intercept information transmitted in an e-mail.  Identification numbers (such as case or referral numbers) may be included where necessary.  Intercepting persons cannot use these numbers to identify a client unless they have access to the host application or database.



CRC is a nonprofit social research organization and a division of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency





-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3382384-6833790list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-3382384-6833790list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Robert E. Longo

Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:24 PM

To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers'

Subject: RE: Question about the research re neurophysiological changes due to stress



At the very least with a single episode of abuse a child hit in the head

could have TBI



Season's Greetings,



Rob



Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC

Serendipity Healing Arts

Lexington, NC

http://www.roblongo.com/

mailto: RobertLongoLPCgmail.com



CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE ~ HIPAA Privacy Notification: This message and

accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy

Act, 18 U.S.C.  2510-2521, and contain information intended for the

specified individual(s) only. This information is confidential.  If you are

not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the

intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this

document in error and that any review, dissemination, copying, or the taking

of any action based on the contents of this information is strictly

prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify

us immediately by e-mail, and delete the original message.





-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3377933-8144580list.cornell.edu

[mailto:bounce-3377933-8144580list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Toni Cavanagh

Johnson

Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 5:11 PM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: Fwd: Question about the research re neurophysiological changes due

to stress



I should have said that I am familiar with Perry's and others' work.

I want to ask a few questions about this body of research.



Here is the question.



When researchers are discussing the effects of stress/trauma/domestic

violence on children and referring to physiological or

neurophysiological changes, what level of stress/trauma/domestic

violence are they referring to? I have never seen it quantified.



My impression is that to cause long term neurobiological or

neurophysiological changes in an individual it would have to be

repeated over an extended period of time (weeks? months?) if the

amount of stress (no medical evidence of physical harm) was a 3-4 on a

10 point scale in a 2 year old child. Anyone have any ideas?



Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

South Pasadena, California 91030

USA

Tel: 626-799-4522

FAX: 818-790-0139

tonitcavjohn.com

www.tcavjohn.com









Begin forwarded message:



> From: Toni Cavanagh Johnson

> Date: December 9, 2008 11:25:13 AM PST

> To: Child Maltreatment Researchers


> >

> Subject: Re: Question about the research re neurophysiological

> changes due to stress

> Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers


> >

>

> Is there someone I can contact who can answer questions about

> neurophysiological changes due to stress? I would appreciate your

> expertise in this matter.

>

> Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D.

> 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101

> South Pasadena, California 91030

> USA

> Tel: 626-799-4522

> FAX: 818-790-0139

> tonitcavjohn.com

> www.tcavjohn.com

>