Causes and Conditions of Childhood Trauma: A Practical Approach for Justice Professionals

Causes and Conditions of Childhood Trauma: A Practical Approach for Justice Professionals
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2020-02-06
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Causes and Conditions of Childhood Trauma
Unit 2 Recording: Causes and Conditions of Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma is the way in which a victim’s body, mind, and emotions respond to a traumatic event when it occurred in childhood. The ramifications of this response are evident throughout the victim’s lifetime. Understanding the root of this response within the body and brain of the victim enables us to understand the emotions, behaviors, and capabilities of the individual at whatever age we encounter them.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the lifetime effect of lack of nurturing in the first two years of life.
  • Discuss how trauma in the environment can impact the development of the victim’s brain.
  • Recognize the implications of intergenerational trauma.


This webinar is part of a three-part series:



Audience Comments:

  • “Early physical brain development explanation and impact on later behavior–MY mind blown too!” — Andrea
  • “Great Webinar!…super informative!” — Arty
  • “Duane is outstanding.” — Charlene
  • “Great presenter. Info was provided in a way that was so informative and easy to understand. Helpful information to know when working with clients. Great job!!” — Dotty
  • “How trauma affects the child’s brain growth and function which manifests as behaviors such as inability to bond, unable to modulate anger and fear and learn only in high-intensity situations because this is what their “normal’ is. WOW! It helps me understand these behaviors.” — Deanine
  • “This is by far on the best webinars and speakers to date. His knowledge and ease of topic made it easy for all to learn. I come from a home with vicious DV until the age of five and can relate to the topic. Truly an outstanding class and learned so much.” — Janette
  • “Duane is excellent. The way he explained the complex topics made them easy to understand. Looking forward to the second and third parts of the webinar. Thanks.” — Juan


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