Adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and dysfunction at home may not seem like primarily medical problems, but they have significant and enduring impact on physical and mental health.
A trauma-informed approach to education can help educators acknowledge and address the adversities faced by Black and Indigenous students.
One in three children experiences abuse or neglect. These adverse events increase lifelong risks for chronic diseases and mental health issues, creating a public health hazard hiding in plain sight.
As a society, we must shift our collective culture away from a silent complacency around interpersonal trauma and towards intentionally working to prevent it.
Adults who experienced trauma in childhood may get poor medical care because they have trouble telling a clear story about their health.
The execution of Lisa Montgomery in the U.S. earlier this year demonstrates how society misunderstands the effects of mental illness and trauma on criminal behaviour.
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
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.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
We must work to protect our children from Toxic Socialization, violent experiences in their lives that do lifelong damage.
Childhood adversity is linked to social and mental health problems later in life. New research suggests brains that aren’t as good at recognizing rewards and responding to change may be to blame.
Childhood trauma impacts women’s health and can be passed from parent to child. New research shows that when new mothers feel supported, the risk of pregnancy complications is reduced.
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.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
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 call to action to address childhood vulnerability in Africa must go far beyond the 17.8 million children infected and affected by HIV.