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US: How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain
Associated Press – July 12, 2017
Mounting research on potential biological dangers of toxic stress is prompting a new public health approach to identifying and treating the effects of poverty, neglect, abuse and other adversity. While some in the medical community dispute that research, pediatricians, mental health specialists, educators and community leaders are increasingly adopting what is called “trauma-informed” care.
Information Gateway resource: Child and Youth Well-Being: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/promoting/child-and-youth-well-being/