Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented at California schools, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
California's surgeon general has implemented schoolwide screenings for trauma. A social work professor explains why the rest of the nation should do the same.
While it's important to protect vulnerable children from exposure to further harm, it's also important to give them a voice to speak about their own trauma from domestic violence.
The education system is failing some of the country's most vulnerable children.
Childhood trauma is far more pervasive and injurious than many people know. Its effects last long into adulthood, if left untreated. A trauma psychiatrist unpacks its effects on the developing brain.
Depression can affect people at any stage in life – here, an expert in psychology answers a young reader's question about how to help.
Some 80% of young people will experience a traumatic event by the time they become an adult. Here's how teachers and parents can support them.
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?