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Dr._Louann_Brizendine-300x250You can fight your biology and become bigger than your biology! Its called the HOW Movement!



GENERATIONAL POVERTY is a form of PTSD, and we can reclaim our children’s lives by understanding their struggle in the context of this disorder.

We must approach childhood and generational poverty not as an environmental or societal problem but as an actual disorder in the brain triggered by PTSD.

We may see children, teens and adults behaving in ways that are unproductive and damaging without understanding how those actions relate to their experience of trauma.

Children and teens can have extreme reactions to trauma, but their symptoms may not be the same as those adults present.

In very young children, these symptoms can include:

  • Bedwetting, after they’d learned how to use the toilet
  • Forgetting how or being unable to talk
  • Acting out the scary event during playtime
  • Being unusually clingy with a parent or other adult.

Older children and teens usually show symptoms more like those seen in adults; such as disruptive, disrespectful, or destructive behaviors. Older children and teens may feel guilty for not preventing injury or deaths. They may also have thoughts of revenge. (Source NIMH)

We have discovered new research which shows that exposure to the inherent stresses in familial, environmental, societal poverty creates the same or more severe levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This severe PTSD generated by poverty results in dysfunctional habits that are passed on from generation to generation. These habits are so entrenched that they actually alter the neurobiology of the brain and set up disease conditions.

The manifestation of particular habits which dealt with stress by denying it, no longer matter, because the brain has changed and encoded responses that “summarize” experience and show people acting out learned helplessness, which in turn perpetuates generational poverty.

Once this shift occurs the habits that created and perpetuated generational poverty cease to matter; the brain takes over. The person is trapped in a disease condition that is misdiagnosed and inadequately treated. The person probably does not see the connection between the traumas and experiences of childhood and the current numbness and inadequate emotional response to stress. With a proper diagnosis of PTSD, work can begin to heal the person.

But first, we need to understand…

The 4 Tenets of Safety Scarcity and the DNA of Poverty

  1. Children born in abject poverty, surrounded by gang violence, verbal/physical abuse, excessive bullying suffer from Severe Depression or PTSD
  2. PTSD weakens and compromises the vmPFC region of the brain
  3. A compromised vmPFC creates Learned Helplessness
  4. Learned Helplessness is the genesis of all Addiction and Bad Habit formation

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