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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 Paperback – 7 Feb 2008

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (7 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465056539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465056538
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a Houston-based non-profit organization which promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma. He has served as a consultant to the FBI and is the former Chief of Psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital, as well as former Vice-Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He lives in Houston, Texas and Alberta, Canada. Maia Szalavitz is an award-winning journalist who specializes in science and health. She is the author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids and Recovery Options: The Complete Guide with Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D. She lives in New York City.


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Yakuba on 15 April 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a highly interesting book and should be read by anyone who is interested in child development or is responsible for their development. It is very inspiring, whether you're a carer, therapist, parent or social worker...doesn't matter. It can give you a basic understanding of how our brain develops and how traumatic experiences in life can affect this. However most of all it will give you an insight of Perry's work and the needs for our modern society arising from his experiences with those children.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Karen E. Macdonald on 29 May 2010
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I had the good fortune to hear Dr Perry speak at a conference about trauma in childhood on his recent UK 'tour'. It was utterly fascinating and I just had to read his new book. This book is a must for anyone interested in child development and dealing with damaged children. It is useful for professionals, but also accessible and fascinating for parents and others. Although he deals with the most damaged children, their stories, beautifully written, leave you feeling uplifted. The entire book is a joy and well worth a read. Well done, Dr Perry.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Colin Maginn on 10 Dec. 2010
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What I really like about this book is that Perry takes these individual cases, tells their story then relates this to the impact which the neglect or abuse is likely to have had on the developing brain. A strong message in Perry's book is the big difference which ordinary people can make in a child's life with a little insight and kindness. From the point of view of any one working with children, I really like this quotation:

`most of the therapeutic experiences do not take place in `Therapy' but in naturally occurring healthy relationships. The most effective treatments to help child trauma victims is anything that increases the quality and number of relationships in the child's life.' page 79 - 80
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SD on 15 July 2009
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I have been working with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties for numerous years now and I have to say that this is the first book that I have read on the subject that has totally blown me away!! This is a MUST read for not just therapists, but for anyone who wants to undertand the reason's why some children behave as they do. It is written so beautifully and with great passion and conviction. I could not put this book down and you won't be able to either!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By get down shep on 10 Nov. 2012
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An absolutely fascinating insight into the developing brain. A must-read for anyone who has or who works with young children. Perry should be compulsory reading!
Only one slight gripe I have. The title of this book is quite misleading. I know of a few people who have heard of this book but felt disinclined to read it as they thought it was yet another of those books about children being abused in childhood. This book is not a novel but extracts from a psychiatrist's notes. The boy who was raised as a dog takes up Only one small section of this book. I guess the publishers thought a headline-grabbing title would sell more copies. Whenever I have Recommended this book to friends, they have expressed shock & are unwilling to read, 'that kind of thing'.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 Sept. 2010
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I nearly by-passed this book because of the title, I am glad I read other reviews and decided to purchase it on the strength of these.
I found the book to be informative, very easy to read and believable.
This book will be of use to anyone who works with children, particularly children suffering from and hopefully recovering from early traumatic experiences.
The author eloquently and simply ties in the effects of early traumatic experiences on the brain, in to what the child is living and dealing with as they grow, what helps them recover and adapt as best they can, and also what might hinder that recovery.
I highly recommend this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Harrison on 31 Jan. 2012
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As a Supervising Social Worker to foster carers I found this book excellent. I have a pasionate interest in attachment theory, brain development and child development and how the parenting of a child influences all three. I brought this book as I am always searching for information to assist foster carers in understanding the behaviours and traits of the children they foster. I found the book an invaluable source of inspiration and hope for some of our children. I also recognised some of the traits that our children exhibit and can look back at their backgrounds and recognise their specific behaviour patterns in some of the reflections in this book. I would recommend the book to anyone who works with children and anyone who is interested in the development of the brain. The only downside for me was that I would love to be a therapist and this made me yearn more for a career I am unlikely to ever have.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Tsunami on 3 Mar. 2009
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As a teacher, I was recommended this book after attending a course on Looked After Children. What I hadn't anticipated was the insight the book would give me into the way children in general respond and think as they develop. It even began to make me think about my own development and way of thinking.

Brilliant easy read. Highly interesting.
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