Dr. Jean Clinton depicts the problems of toxic stress. The hippopotamus puppet, left, represents the hippocampus (the part of the brain responsible for new learning and memory), and the porcupine, right, represents the amygdala, the region of the brain where the fear response starts. Clinton shows how the two parts of the brain can't work together in harmony when there is too much stress. She added that too much stress, or toxic stress, can also have a negative impact on a child's ability to learn. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff
November 30, 2018 - 5:01pm
Many local early childhood educators and service providers heard from an esteemed child psychiatrist from McMaster University, Thursday who gave a presentation in North Battleford during her visit.