Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Parents Connecting to Other Parents: An Antidote to Stress

"Stress: Portrait of a Killer" is a National Geographic film featuring Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky. A 5-minute segment in the film focuses on parents of children with disabilities and a study that shows there is biochemical evidence that the chronic stress parents experience damages areas of the brain. So what is the one antidote to the damage caused by chronic stress? Getting together with other parents in a supportive atmosphere! check the following link for more information and to view a clip from the film: http://www.pbs.org/stress/

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