BRAINS ARE CHANGEABLE 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TO TFN

What’s so important to realize is that, for these kids, their behaviors are natural/normal responses to what has happened to them.They need adults in their lives who can understand that it’s a normal reaction and not punish them, not exclude them, and show them care and respect.Care and respect even when maybe that care and respect won’t be reciprocated by the child or youth due to the fact that they are in survival brain.  

The good news is that brains are changeable. Children can reshape their brains when they learn and practice skills. Learning and repeated experiences can actually alter the physical structure of the brain, creating new neuronal pathways.  

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