Neurobiological Impact of Trauma

Carlomagno Panlilio, Elizabeth Hlavek, Amanda Ferrara

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


This chapter focuses on the neurobiological effects of psychological trauma. Trauma is defined and the biological stress response system is explained. Different parts of the brain are detailed in an easy to understand way. It is critical that art educators understand the impact that trauma has on a child’s developing brain. Once educators recognize the benefits of art education for children who have experienced trauma, they can develop teaching strategies to help these children. Ten teaching tips for art educators are included in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArt for Children Experiencing Psychological Trauma
Subtitle of host publicationa Guide for Art Educators and School-Based Professionals
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315301341
ISBN (Print)9781138236943
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology

Cite this