Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 21: Trauma & The Roads Model of Stress

Posted on February 9, 2018

Episode 21: Trauma & The Roads Model of Stress

Podcasters: Matt Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager

In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry examine how trauma affects how the brain processes information in the environment. A basic understanding of the brain helps us better understand the biological impact of trauma on thinking and behavior. Shining the trauma-informed lens on neurobiology helps us understand the needs of those we serve in a whole new light.

Discussion questions:

  • How can you identify that someone is on the high long road?
  • How can you identify that someone is on the low short road?
  • How does this model help us conceptualize how trauma affects stimulus processes?
  • How does this model inform our understanding of behaviors and thinking?
  • How can we help those we work with understand their biology and work to heal it?

Learn more about this topic!

Blog Post: Biology of the Stress Response

Blog Post: Trauma’s Impact on the Stress Response


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