On Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 & Evanston Township High School District 202 and the Family Action Network (FAN) present Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on the nature of empathy and the effects of trauma on child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston.
“Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential, and Endangered”
Thursday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
“Addressing Effects of Trauma in Mental Health and Education”
Friday, February 13, 9:30 AM
Both events, New Trier High School, Northfield Campus
7 Happ Rd., Northfield
Dr. Perry’s Feb. 12 presentation will discuss leading-edge scientific studies and historical examples to explain how empathy develops, why it’s essential for our development into healthy adults, and how it is threatened in the modern world. His Feb. 13 talk is geared towards educators and clinicians (though anyone may attend), and will provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain.