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California is implementing universal screenings for childhood trauma. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com

How universal childhood trauma screenings could backfire

Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented for California students, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important? Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Working out what makes a good community where young children can thrive

Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program. (Shutterstock)

Why your kids need a national school food program

As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.

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