February 2017 TIPS


Trauma

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken For ADHD

 “Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may mirror the effects of adversity, and many doctors don’t know how—or don’t have time—to tell the difference”

Information

Rosalie Lightning

“My sweet hilarious darling beautiful daughter who left us before two years. I have written one book about her birth, Daddy Lightning,  and have finished a long-form graphic memoir about losing her, called Rosalie Lightning”

Parent

Child Abuse on the Brain

“The brain develops in response to the environment it’s in. I see these 13-year-old inner-city kids, and they’ve been exposed to beatings and shootings their whole lives, and all this other crap–and these kids are hostile, and doing gang signs, and don’t trust adults. I think their brains are perfect. They’ve adapted perfectly to their environment. It’s just that their environment hasn’t done right by them.”