Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, forever changing the lives of the children who survived. Their stories can help Puerto Rico identify and aid the kids most traumatized by Hurricane Maria.
While the UK does not indefinitely detain children, there are cases where minors are held – and in extreme cases, separated from their parents.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
10-20% of young people are estimated to experience persistent PTSD after exposure to a single incident of trauma.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Being the victim of trauma can trigger the onset of PTSD. But so can being violent against others – which means young people in gangs risk deep psychological scars.
Understanding the role of cortisol in suicide risk may lead to new treatments.
With a little advance planning and creativity, librarians can help keep kids and teens busy and safe during emergencies.
A recent US study found one out of every five child sexual abuse cases validated by child protection had a female as the main offender of the abuse.
A judge has ruled that placing a 16-year-old in solitary confinement breached his human rights.
A new model shows how the Canadian school system can play a healing role - for children traumatized by war, displacement and abuse.
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.
It's not uncommon for kids to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress after a disaster. With thousands of children affected by Hurricane Harvey, how can parents help kids bounce back?
The brain function of HIV-positive women who experienced childhood trauma is more compromised than that of women who are only HIV positive.