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Corpus Callosum

A long, thick band of nerve fibers that connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain and allows communicaton btw them.

Laterization

Literally, sidedness, referring to the specialization in certain functions by each side of the brain, with one side dominant for each activity.



-left side of the body controls the right side of the body, and vice versa.

Preserveration

The tendency to persevere in, or stick to, one thought or action for a long time.

Injury Control/Harm Reduction

Practices that are aimed at anticipating, controlling, and preventing dangerous activities; these practices reflect the beliefs that accidents are not random and that injuries can be made less harmful if proper controls are in place.

PTSD

An anxiety disorder that develops as a delayed reaction to having experienced or witnessed a profoundly shocking or frightening event, such as rape, severe beating, war, or natural disaster.



Symptoms: -flashbacks, hyperactivity and hypervigilance, displaced anger, sleeplessness, nightmares, sudden terror or anxiety, and confusion btw fantasy and reality.

Permanency Planning

An effort by child-welfare authorities to find a long-term living situation that will provide stability and support for a maltreated child. A goal is to avoid repeated changes of caregiver or school, which can be particularly harmful to the child.