The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders

Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today,...

Raped and Forgotten — Why We Must End the Backlog of...

She arrived at Swedish Medical Center in Ballard in spring 2014. She was bleeding and disoriented. She had just been raped. She...

Reaching Out to Save Lives: Destigmatizing Mental Health Disorders in America’s...

Living with a mental illness is driving down the road blindfolded at 90 knowing you’re going to crash but not being able to...

Risk, Fear, and Freedom: a Plea to Parents

Children hunger for a taste of freedom. They are strongly driven to get to grips with the people, places and things around...

U.K. Doctors Call for Caution in Children’s Use of Screens and...

LONDON — With even Silicon Valley worrying about the effect of technology exposure on young people, Britain’s top doctors on Thursday issued...

Healing our Children: Insights on Trauma-informed Practices in Education

Toxic stress and trauma have an enormous impact on children’s development and learning. Understanding the nuances and nature of trauma can help...

Early Childhood Educators Seek to Spot Trauma Triggers, Build Resiliency in...

A hug may be comforting to many children, but for a child who has experienced trauma, it may not feel safe.

Stress is Hurting Kids’ Health. California’s New Surgeon General has a...

The US medical system isn’t particularly good at preventing illness. Once someone is sick, doctors hopefully know how to treat them. But...

Parents Choose for their Kids, Self-Love or Self-Hate

What if we could prevent our children from hating themselves, and instead foster self-love and in turn, self-care? Turns out, we can!...

First Stop for Migrant Kids: For-profit Detention Center

The federal government is holding nearly 1,600 migrant children here, at what it calls a “temporary influx” shelter. It has added 250...

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