Learning about childhood trauma, abuse, and neglect can be overwhelming, but we know how important education is when it comes to these topics. In this section of the newsletter, we will highlight a book, podcast, article, or documentary that our staff members at PCA Illinois have found helpful. Whether you work in the child abuse prevention field or are a supporter of PCA Illinois' work, we hope these resources are useful to you!

This quarter, we want to highlight the book What Happened to You? by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and this book provides powerful insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to asking “What happened to you?”