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The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood

2020-05-29T14:53:33+00:00

By Jayne O’Donnel and Mabinty Quarshie USA TODAY SAVANNAH, Ga. – Latrelle Huff says her twins were conceived by rape.

Now she blames domestic violence for her children’s health problems.

The Georgia woman says she had been in an abusive, on-and-off relationship for six years when she became pregnant. While pregnant, she says, the conflict […]

The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood2020-05-29T14:53:33+00:00

The lasting impact of neglect

2020-05-06T14:54:08+00:00

By Kirsten Weir The first time Nathan Fox, PhD, stepped into a Romanian orphanage, he was struck by the silence. “The most remarkable thing about the infant room was how quiet it was, probably because the infants had learned that their cries were not responded to,” says Fox, who directs the Child Development […]

The lasting impact of neglect2020-05-06T14:54:08+00:00

Children may act out due to grief or trauma of COVID-19 pandemic, and other lessons from HIV/AIDS

2020-04-30T21:17:55+00:00

By Julie B. Kaplow and Mark W. Kline  No infectious disease since HIV/AIDS in the 1980s has captured the world’s attention in the way COVID-19 has. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is still with us nearly 40 years later. Effective treatment has made HIV/AIDS a manageable medical condition rather than the almost certain death sentence […]

Children may act out due to grief or trauma of COVID-19 pandemic, and other lessons from HIV/AIDS2020-04-30T21:17:55+00:00

Coronavirus is giving rise to another tragic issue. Child abuse.

2020-04-16T13:19:37+00:00

By Chester Street Foundation

Coronavirus is giving rise to another tragic issue. Child abuse. Hospitals in Texas have reported seeing an increase in child abuse cases, which they believe is driven by the increase in psychological stress at home and children out of school during the day. Furthermore, the group who most often […]

Coronavirus is giving rise to another tragic issue. Child abuse.2020-04-16T13:19:37+00:00

Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse

2019-12-05T22:30:06+00:00

By Elizabeth Hartney, PhD Child abuse is known to repeat itself from generation to generation. Although not universal, the children of people with addictions are at higher risk of all types of abuse, and of developing addictions. The reasons why people who were sexually abused in childhood go on to have abusive relationships […]

Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse2019-12-05T22:30:06+00:00

Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care

2019-11-21T14:39:45+00:00

By VICKI ZAKRZEWSKI If I asked you to tell me what you remembered most about your favorite teacher growing up, I bet you wouldn’t say much about the subject matter. Instead, I’d expect you to describe how he or she made you feel as you learned that subject matter—the sense of excitement or […]

Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care2019-11-21T14:39:45+00:00

CDC: Childhood Trauma Tied to Poor Health

2019-11-12T14:38:46+00:00

By Gaby Galvin PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCED trauma as children are more likely to suffer severe health consequences later in life, a new federal analysis shows.

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, refer to potentially traumatic events experienced or witnessed during childhood, like violence, substance misuse and mental health problems in the home. Though public health […]

CDC: Childhood Trauma Tied to Poor Health2019-11-12T14:38:46+00:00

School exclusions are on the up – but training teachers in trauma could help

2019-10-31T22:35:15+00:00

By The Conversation

After years of decline, school exclusions are on the rise again, according to official figures for the Department for Education. The Timpson review, carried out by former children’s minister Edward Timpson, also shows that children in care and other “children in need” are disproportionately likely to be excluded. This amplifies […]

School exclusions are on the up – but training teachers in trauma could help2019-10-31T22:35:15+00:00

How Trauma Affects Kids in School

2020-02-16T03:05:45+00:00

By Caroline Miller

We tend to think of trauma as the result of a frightening and upsetting event. But many children experience trauma through ongoing exposure, throughout their early development, to abuse, neglect, homelessness, domestic violence or violence in their communities. And it’s clear that chronic trauma can cause serious problems with learning […]

How Trauma Affects Kids in School2020-02-16T03:05:45+00:00

10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know

2019-10-07T23:55:14+00:00

By Starr Commonwealth With grief, sadness is obvious. With trauma, the symptoms can go largely unrecognized because it shows up looking like other problems: frustration; acting out; difficulty concentrating, following directions, or working in a group. Often students are misdiagnosed with anxiety, behavior disorders, or attention disorders rather than understood to have trauma […]

10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know2019-10-07T23:55:14+00:00