Dr Dan Siegel
Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behaviour, autobiographical memory and narrative.
Stress, Trauma and Survival
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Children and Brain Formation
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Generation Next provides education and information about the prevention and management of mental illness in young people to professionals, young people, their families and carers, and the wider community. Our objective is to raise community awareness of mental illness, its prevention and management through increasing mental health literacy, reducing associated stigma and discrimination, and positively influencing individual and community behaviour to improve mental, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for young people, their families and communities.
This Website has a number of resources on it which are to provide some general information, without too much professional jargon, to help you understand ways your nervous system and biology reacts to stress and trauma.
It is not intended to substitute for professional advice. It is not intended to provide you with any form of diagnosis.
Please use it as a general guide and perhaps a prompt to explore the topics further. Please do not ignore serious symptoms of any sort and please consult an appropriately qualified professional if you are concerned about your own wellbeing or the wellbeing of someone you know.
The following services are available and need to be used if you are concerned about immediate danger to someone:
Police/Ambulance/Fire Services 000
Lifeline 13 11 14
Australian Childhood Foundation
Apply the evidence from neuroscience to help children heal from the hurt of abuse and neglect. Promote and build stable and secure relationships for all children. Work in partnership to have a collective impact on the lives of traumatised children and families. Be relentless in advocating for the needs of children. Educate and empower communities to safeguard children.
Dr Dan Siegel
Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
SPI is a professional educational organization that designs and provides the highest-level trainings and services to serve a global network of mental health practitioners, and for the public at large. Seeking to enhance human relationships, our paradigm is substantiated by interpersonal neurobiology and impelled by mindfulness applied in interactive contexts.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
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