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Social Connection

Kirsch, P., Esslinger, C., Chen, O., Mier, D., Lis, S., Siddhanti, S., et al. (2005). Oxytocin modulates neural circuitry for social cognition and fear in humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 11489-11493.

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Survival circuits are regulated by something fairly common and common sensical: Safe and healthy relationships

Social connection is a primary path to undoing the damage of trauma and traumatic stress. Traumatized kids need safe, intimate social connection