“Trauma-Sensitive” Schools: A new framework for reaching troubled students

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The most artfully devised curriculum means little to a student whose mind is fixed on last night’s shooting outside or the scary, violent fight between parents that broke out in the kitchen. Brilliant … Read the rest

Trauma informed mentoring: Early trauma exposure raises risk for young women ADHD/self-injury

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Exposure to abuse, neglect, or other traumas in childhood and adolescence puts young women with ADHD at a heightened risk of self-injury, a new study shows.

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New study shows that nearly half of US children have experienced trauma

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Nearly half of U.S. children have experienced trauma, according to a study by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers examined data from more than 95,000 children from birth to age 17 and found Read the rest

How early trauma affects later relationships

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Riggs, S.A., Cusimano, A.M., & Benson, K.M. (2011). Childhood emotional abuse and attachment processes in the dyadic adjustment of dating couples. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 126-138.

Summarized by Emily Manove, UMB clinical psychology doctoral student

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Strengthening Adult Capacities to Improve Child Outcomes

by Jack P. Shonkoff, Harvard University, From

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