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In this book study, participants will learn about trauma and trauma informed practices by discussing 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 by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz. From the publisher’s website,

In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry tells their (children’s) stories of trauma and transformation and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what happens to children’s brains when they are exposed to extreme stress—and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease such pain and help them grow into healthy adults.”

Level: Foundational/Intermediate

Cost: Members: $0, free as a benefit of membership; Non-members: $75. Books will be provided to active participants of the book study.

Dates and Times: October 18-December 3. Live sessions (6) on Thursdays at 5 p.m. No discussion the week of Thanksgiving. Register here!