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Published on Nov 15, 2016
Dr. Akemi Tomoda is a pediatrician working for abused children, and a researcher of the influence on the brain function of abused children.The infant brain is so profoundly influenced by attachment, a baby’s first love relationship. Therefore, if an infant’s attachment bond fails to provide the child, the child will have difficulty in sufficient structure, recognition, understanding, safety, and mutual accord. She shares the affectionate idea to save both the children and their caregivers suffering from abuse.
Akemi Tomoda is a pediatrician working for abused children. She is also a researcher of the influence of hard experiences during childhood on the brain. When she was a resident doctor, she met with the death of a 3-year-old abused girl. This experience made her go to the United States to study the influence on brain function of abused children. She has made use of her own research outcome not only in her medical treatment, but also in clarifying the facts of abuse to society. In her opinion, not only children but also caregivers must be saved, which will lead to the solution of this problem. From this viewpoint, she is expanding the range of her research, cooperating with a variety of experts. As the chief of Department of Child and Adolescent Psychological Medicine at Fukui University Hospital, she is working hard to resolve children's heart issues and support their mental development.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx