May 19, 2005

Treating Child Abuse

Childhood traumas and abuse actually reshape a child's brain, but new psychological treatments can lead the way to healing. Joan Cartan-Hansen explores the issues with leading psychologist and author Dave Ziegler.

Dr. Ziegler is the executive director of a unique treatment center that focuses on helping the traumatized and "impossible" children. In his book, Traumatic Experience and the Brain, Ziegler investigates the effects trauma has on the developing brain and explores new treatments to help these victims heal.