The Amazing Brain series of booklets is designed to educate parents and caregivers about early brain development, the effects of trauma on the brain, and the potential for the brain to heal and grow in order to help to prevent the physical, mental, behavioral, and cognitive effects of early trauma. The Health Federation of Philadelphia (formerly The Institute of Safe Families has created four "Amazing Brain" booklets, written at a fifth grade level, to educate parents about brain development. Pediatricians can use these resources with Anticipatory Guidance. Child-serving organizations can also use them with their constituents. These booklets are being used throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The Amazing Brain series of booklets are available in PDF only. To order hard copies please contact the Health Federation of Philadelphia.