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PERRY LECTURE AT ODU IS TODAY

Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., senior fellow of the Child Trauma Academy and an internationally respected researcher in the areas of neuroscience and child trauma, will discuss "The Impact of Childhood Trauma and Neglect on Brain Development: Implications for Children, Adolescents and Adults" from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.

An expert on the effects of violence, Perry served as consultant on many high-profile incidents involving traumatized children, including the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado; the Oklahoma City Bombing; and the Branch Davidian siege. His clinical research and practice focuses on traumatized children-examining the long-term effects of trauma in children, adolescents and adults. Perry's work has been instrumental in describing how traumatic events in childhood change the biology of the brain.

The ChildTrauma Academy is a pioneering center providing service, research and training in the area of child maltreatment (www.ChildTrauma.org).

In another lecture, Lucille Ijoy, a marriage and family therapist, certified mediator, talk-show host, respected expert in the areas of families and creative parenting, also will conduct an interactive workshop, " Multicultural Approaches to Creative Parenting," from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

The series is sponsored by In Support of Children, ODU's College of Arts and Letters, the departments of sociology and criminal justice, psychology and biology at ODU; The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters; Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads.

All presentations will be in room 102 of the Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building and are free and open to the public. For more information, call Lucien Lombardo at 683-3800.

This article was posted on: March 18, 2005

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