Childhood trauma from abuse, neglect and even divorce increases the risk for physical, mental and developmental problems. To prevent the poisonous consequences, safety and stability are essential.
Poor experiences in childhood can have a lifelong effect on health. How can caregivers help prepare children to handle past and future trauma?
We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
The pains of the past carry into the future, especially for groups of people who have been mistreated for decades or even centuries. Here is not only why that happens but also how you can help.
A small minority of children with mental health issues is getting the help they need. School-based mental health is essential to keep students engaged.
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
It's not just children who need support to cope, their families and caregivers do, too.
The brain function of HIV-positive women who experienced childhood trauma is more compromised than that of women who are only HIV positive.