Category Trauma

‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year. – The New York Times

Source: ‘The Numbers Are So Staggering.’ Overdose Deaths Set a Record Last Year. – The New York Times By JOSH KATZ and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ NOV. 29, 2018 this file is generated from src/style.less A class of synthetic drugs has replaced heroin in many major American drug markets, ushering in a more deadly phase…

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The Troubling Relationship Between Juvenile Detention and Long-Term Health

Source: The Troubling Relationship Between Juvenile Detention and Long-Term Health In the weeks before they leave the juvenile detention center, incarcerated children in Connecticut meet with counselors from the Wheeler Clinic, a nonprofit that works with high-risk youth as they transition back into their community. They talk about social connections, they talk about…

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Childhood stress leaves lasting mark on genes – University of Wisconsin

Source: Childhood stress leaves lasting mark on genes Kids who experience severe stress are more likely to develop a host of physical and mental health problems by the time they reach adulthood, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders. But how does early life stress put children at risk when they grow up? To…

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Senate HELP Committee approves opioid bill with major trauma-related provisions

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Act on April 24. The approval was a major step forward in addressing the current epidemic as a public health crisis that requires collaboration among people, communities, families, states, and the federal government. With bipartisan…

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Mothers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Young Children’s Development – American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Source: Mothers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Young Children’s Development – American Journal of Preventive Medicine This study examined how mothers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) relate to their children’s developmental risk and assessed how the association is mediated through mothers’ depressive symptoms and fair/poor health. The authors found that mothers’ ACEs are significantly…

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An epidemic of childhood trauma haunts Milwaukee | Journal Sentinel

This seven-part series takes a deep dive into the causes and long-term effects of trauma.  For example, poverty, housing insecurity and violence all contribute to high rates of trauma among Milwaukee’s children. Read the full article: An epidemic of childhood trauma haunts Milwaukee | Journal Sentinel – jsonline.com

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