Generational study looks for biological links between adverse childhood experiences and self-harm

This article was originally published by Medical Xpress. New research from the University of Bristol is the first to use a large generational family study to examine links between childhood trauma, the impact of inflammation and self-harm. Epidemiologists examined 4300 young people in Bristol’s Children of the 90s study to see if adverse childhood experiences […]

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One way childhood trauma leads to poorer health for women

This article was originally published by Science Daily. Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. A new study shows one important reason why. The national study of more than 3,000 women is the first to find that those who experienced childhood trauma were more likely than […]

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Experts note connection between adverse childhood experiences, mass shooters

This article was originally published by La Crosse Tribune In the aftermath of the recent trio of gun massacres in the United States, social workers, psychologists and researchers in La Crosse and nationwide are calling attention to the effects of adverse childhood experiences, trauma in their formative years appearing to be a commonality among many […]

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How Adults Can Spot Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children

This article was originally published by Tapinto New Brunswick. A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by pre-teens over the past 18 months —  a trend that has been seen across the nation. “This illustrates the need for people who encounter children regularly to be aware […]

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‘Nobody Learns It in a Day’: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools

This article was originally published by Education Week. Bethlehem, N.H. There’s never been a clearer scientific picture of the ways damaging experiences and intense, chronic stress can hurt a child’s ability to learn in school. But for many schools, the picture of what trauma-sensitive schooling looks like in practice is still developing. “We’re in an […]

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