Trauma Informed Care: Building on Our Commitment to Strengths Based Approaches to Ending Homelessness

From the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness: Originally Published 2.10.20 Our efforts to ensure that every individual and family has the safety and stability of home require a continued focus on aligning housing with services and supports that are tailored to each household’s unique strengths and needs. There is long-standing recognition that these services and […]

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New Study Reveals Annual Cost of Childhood Adversity in California Is Approximately $113 Billion

This article was originally published by PR Newswire; news was provided by Center for Youth Wellness. A number of studies have investigated the cost of child maltreatment, but the current study, entitled “Adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with prior adverse childhood experiences,” is the first to examine the cost associated […]

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Mich. kids are going to school traumatized — and teachers lack training, resources to help

Former Free Press Columnist Rochelle Riley studied how trauma and toxic environments impact how children learn. She unravels this issue through the eyes of three children and their caregivers in Detroit, Romulus and Flint. And she offers some solutions to ensure that children are mentally prepared to learn. This special report was sponsored by a […]

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Harvard research: Impact of poverty begins in the womb, but it doesn’t have to

The dangers of fetal exposure to alcohol, drugs and lead are widely known by now. But researchers have found increasing evidence of another potential threat to babies in utero: toxic stress. And, more specifically, the kind that’s churned up in a mother who’s struggling to make ends meet. “People living in poverty are at much […]

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He’s changing the way Michigan teachers help children with trauma

On a sunny Michigan morning, Jim Henry and his team sit or stand in front of a two-way mirror, watching the reunification of a mother and the child she tried to kill. And it’s just Tuesday. Henry and his team spend their work days assessing damage. Not to cars or homes, but to kids. Each of these […]

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