The Child’s Response to Threat

When the child perceives threat (e.g., anticipating an assault on self or loved one), their
brain will orchestrate a total-body mobilization to adapt to the challenge. Their emotional,
behavioral, cognitive, social and physiological functioning will change. These responses to threat are heterogeneous and graded. The degree and nature of a specific response will vary from individual to individual in any single event and across events for any given individual. In animals and in humans, two primary but interactive response patterns, hyperarousal and dissociative, have been described (Perry et al., 1995; Perry, 1999). Most individuals use various combinations of these two distinct response patterns during any given traumatic event. The predominant response patterns and combinations of these primary ‘styles’ appear to shift from dissociative (common in babies and young children) to hyperarousal during development.

https://www.childpsych.theclinics.com/article/S1056-4993(18)30258-X/pdf

5 Comments on “The Child’s Response to Threat”

  1. Hi I have had 7 emails from you in the last 10 minutes I Just wanted to check you know this is happening Gloria.

    On Wed, 30 Dec 2020 at 14:24, Parental Alienation wrote:

    > Linda Turner posted: ” When the child perceives threat (e.g., anticipating > an assault on self or loved one), theirbrain will orchestrate a total-body > mobilization to adapt to the challenge. Their emotional,behavioral, > cognitive, social and physiological functioning will change” >

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      • I thought you would like to know as people my start unsubscribing which you don’t want to happen
        I’ll send in w while just about to have a meeting
        Gloria.

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  2. Here is a screen shot of the emails I got Hope this helps Gloria

    On Wed, 30 Dec 2020 at 14:24, Parental Alienation wrote:

    > Linda Turner posted: ” When the child perceives threat (e.g., anticipating > an assault on self or loved one), theirbrain will orchestrate a total-body > mobilization to adapt to the challenge. Their emotional,behavioral, > cognitive, social and physiological functioning will change” >

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    • Hi Gloria Happy New Year to you. It could be that you have signed up to receive daily updates on my posts. Sometimes I schedule several posts to be published on one day when I am busy with clients.

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