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Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse


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


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


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


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


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 School2019-10-14T22:23:34+00:00

10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know


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

Music Therapy Addresses Trauma – Careers That Change Lives


By Barbra Weidlein

Trauma settings

Music therapists have been called upon to support the recovery of individuals and communities following horrific events as well as natural disasters. Settings have included New York City metropolitan area after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; Umpqua Community College after a mass shooting on campus; […]

Music Therapy Addresses Trauma – Careers That Change Lives2019-09-25T23:22:06+00:00

Healing from Childhood Trauma


By: E.B. Johnson When you experience childhood trauma, your life and your soul are altered forever. Those who suffer loss, abuse or neglect early-on in life can often suffer from serious psychological and emotional disorders for decades to come, changing who they are and destroying their ability to foster caring and nurturing relationships […]

Healing from Childhood Trauma2019-09-16T23:22:39+00:00

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth


By the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Princeton, N.J.—New national data show that at least 38 percent of children in every state have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who has […]

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth2018-09-10T22:23:54+00:00