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

by Yasmin Anwar   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. The findings indicate that environmental factors can have a significant bearing on the negative psychosocial outcomes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and also raise the question whether […]

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

By LAURA PAPPANO (Harvard Education Letter) 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 teaching often can’t compete with the sudden loss of a parent or friend. Yet incidents like these […]

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

from APA.org 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 that 48 percent had encountered at least one of nine types of adverse experiences, including: physical […]

How early trauma affects later relationships

 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 Introduction: Research has linked childhood maltreatment (emotional, physical and sexual abuse and neglect) to adult attachment styles, including those […]

Strengthening Adult Capacities to Improve Child Outcomes

by Jack P. Shonkoff, Harvard University, From SpotlightonPoverty.org Achieving sustained prosperity in any society depends on building a strong foundation in all children in order to help them fulfill many roles: successful learners, healthy and productive workers, contributing members of their community, and effective parents of the next generation. Early childhood policies and programs contribute to […]