“How to Talk to Children about Flight, Fight, and Freeze” by Billy Brodovsky and Kate Kiernan is a comprehensive guide aimed at helping children become trauma-informed. It shifts the perspective from asking “What is wrong with you?” to “What has happened to you?” and focuses on the importance of creating a safe environment for children and youth.
The guide explains the survival responses (freeze, flight, fight) initiated by the amygdala in response to real or perceived threats, offering a framework for understanding and managing these responses. It emphasizes the significance of increasing the ‘window of tolerance’ so children can spend more time learning, playing, and connecting rather than being in survival mode. The resource provides practical strategies for adults to help children recognize and regulate their responses, encouraging a playful and engaging approach to learning about their brain and body’s reactions to stress or threat.
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