Pediatricians Strengthen Stance Against Spanking Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has hardened its stance against spanking children as a form of parental discipline. In a new policy statement, published in...

Soda Industry Steals Page From Tobacco To Combat Taxes On Sugary...

In the run-up to the midterm elections, the soda industry has poured millions of dollars into fighting taxes on sugary drinks, an increasingly popular...

Study Explains Why Some Childhood Abuse Victims Develop Certain Mental Illnesses

Children who are physically or sexually abused are at greater risk for developing mental health problems later in life, but the severity of these...

Mining the “Lessons Learned” from Trauma Legislation Successes

The planned agenda for the “Learning Series: Policy Approaches to Childhood Adversity” workshop at the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access went out the window when...

Relationships That Heal: Building a Community to Combat Childhood Trauma

“I just wish I had an adult to talk to.” That was the response of over 80 percent of teenagers in a survey commissioned by...

Some Schools Want To Replace Armed Guards With Therapists, & It’s...

The topic of armed security or police in schools has always been one of great debate. Now, following some national push to arm teachers...

How Mental Health, Trauma and Stress Shape Educational Outcomes

Pamela Cantor knows first-hand how a child’s environment and early experiences can affect their educational outcomes. She knows this not only because she is a...

Ten Years Back and Ten Years Ahead: Innovation in Pediatric Primary...

Recognizing that nations with strong primary care systems achieve better health outcomes, we have made important gains in the U.S. pediatric primary care over...

Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures By Students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health. The new requirement is part of a...

One University’s Compassionate Plan for Teaching Students Resilience

Young adults are extremely stressed-out these days—and colleges across America are scrambling to support them. In 2013, a group of top-flight colleges including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton...

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