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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Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

This article was originally published by KQED News. Roughly half of American school children have experienced at least some form of trauma — from neglect, to abuse, to violence. In response, educators often find themselves having to take on the role of counselors, supporting the emotional healing of their students, not just their academic growth. With […]

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The Doctor is In

This article was originally published by Sacramento magazine. California’s first surgeon general, Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., talks about her job. On Jan. 7 of this year, Nadine Burke Harris, M.D. was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom as California’s first surgeon general—the only state-level office of its kind in the country. Burke Harris, a native of […]

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Funding new research to prevent childhood trauma

This article was originally published by Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente has committed $2.75 million to new research to help prevent and mitigate the health effects of adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs. This effort, led by Kaiser Permanente research scientists, is part of our long-term commitment to improving the total health of our members and […]

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Could storytelling, more good parenting examples prevent childhood trauma?

This article was first published in the Pensacola News Journal Although smoke inhalation can be deadly, when firefighters show up to a house fire, they don’t bring large fans to disseminate the smoke. Rather, they find the source to put out the fire. Similarly, society should take the same approach when dealing with struggles like […]

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