Are Trauma PDs Pure Nonsense?

Success with a student victimized by trauma would require becoming an expert at detecting multiple, virtually undetectable triggers, within multiple students. It is not...

In Defense of Play: What Will it Take to Get Parents,...

The first time I taught a course on play, I used the term Play Defenders. I told my students, as future early childhood educators,...

The Proposed Public Charge Rule Will Make Children Hungrier

When children don’t have enough to eat, it makes it harder for them to learn, grow, and thrive. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security...

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...

The Unspoken Truth Behind Teacher Trauma

In the spirit of full disclosure, I want to state out of the gate that I am currently on leave from my position as...

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...

What Is the Real Cost of Mass Incarceration?

When documentary producers first approached Beverly Walker about featuring her family in a film, the Milwaukee mother and grandmother knew what that meant: cameras...

How States Can Improve Well-being for All Children, from Birth to...

Early Childhood is a critical period that determines a person’s ability to reach his or her lifelong health, social, and economic potential. Comprehensive early...

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