Preventing childhood trauma can reduce adulthood depression

View the full interactive-report from the CDC here Overview Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. […]

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Researchers show adverse childhood events contribute to lower self-control among teens

This article was originally published by FIU News.  Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are known to lead to a number of negative health and behavior outcomes, including delinquent and criminal behavior. A new study has found exposure to adverse childhood experiences is also associated with lower self-control in teenagers, especially when those experiences are related to […]

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Educating kids means tackling issues inside, outside of classroom, forum finds

This article was originally published by The Detroit News. The challenges of educating Metro Detroit students was the focus of a forum Thursday that gathered school administrators, teachers, students and parents. The administrators, parents and others spent nearly two hours addressing the effect of chronic absenteeism, childhood trauma and other issues on the K-12 system as […]

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Integrating behavioral health into pediatric care holds longterm benefits

This article was originally published by Rapid Growth. A new trend in pediatric care – offering behavioral health care at the pediatrician’s office – could not only cut costs but also create healthier, happier communities in the future. “We know children eventually grow up and become adults,” says Michelle Duprey, director of integrated healthcare at […]

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Suicide rates for children, young people jumped between 2007 to 2017

This article was originally published by The Hill. The suicide rate among those between ages 10 to 24 jumped between 2007 and 2017, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday. The 56-percent jump in that decade contrasted with a more stable suicide rate among the age […]

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