Cleveland Clinic Mental Wellness Book Club

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“How does trauma affect a child’s mind and how can that mind recover?”

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog written by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, a Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, and Maia Szalavitz, an author, neuroscience journalist and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times who specializes in mental health coverage, with a particular focus on addictions, drug policy.

Join us, parents, police, educators, policymakers, courts, and therapists! Discover, how trauma (violence, sexual abuse, neglect) affects the developing child’s brain when they are exposed to extreme stress and how unexpected measures can be taken to ease such pain and help them grow into healthy adults. The loss of control and powerlessness felt by a child during a traumatic experience must be counteracted and the brain of a traumatized child can be remolded with patterned, repetitive experiences in a safe environment.

Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child. And why love is the most important ingredient in recovery.

Lakewood Public Library Auditorium
15425 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Tuesdays – Sept 12 & 26, Oct 10 & 24

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Michael Carr, LSW, LPCC-S


Contact Janice or (216) 973-2717 with any concerns!


Cleveland Clinic is hosting a Mental Wellness Book Club to enhance the collective health and wellness of our community. This book club is a community program that meets bi-weekly in-person with a virtual option to explore topics related to mental wellness; and designed to be engaging and a safe space to positively impact one another.