Children who have experienced disrupted attachment and trauma can sometimes behave in ways that are troubling, confusing, and even frightening. We now know that trauma can significantly impact the way that the brain develops and functions, and that this, in turn, can manifest in problematic and puzzling behaviors in children. This seminar examines “typical” childhood development versus development clouded by abuse, neglect, and trauma. It also provides information about the nature, incidence, and dynamics of abuse and neglect as it relates to brain development. Participants will learn interventions and strategies to help children manage the impact of traumatic pasts.