The Child Actor Crisis with Dr. Bruce Perry
Today on Vulnerable, I have the opportunity to talk with the brilliant Dr. Bruce Perry. Dr. Perry is a teacher, clinician, and researcher in children’s mental health.
Dr. Perry shares all about the complexities of childhood trauma, and we explore how that manifests in the entertainment industry. We dig into how advocacy is often seen as a hindrance in Hollywood, how child actors are given little to no protection in the industry, and the hope that these realities might change for the better one day.
How are celebrities often dehumanized? What is a common dynamic between child actors and their parents? Why do so many child actor stories end in tragedy? Join us now.
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