California Looks to Lead the Country in Child Well-Being

Recently there have been several developments in California that suggest a groundswell of support for children’s well-being. The new administration of Governor...

30 People Can End ACEs in Your County. Why Aren’t They?

No, we don’t need the president nor congress. We do need the following people in your county to stop...

Addiction Rooted In Childhood Trauma, Says Prominent Specialist

Dr. Gabor Maté, a well-known addiction specialist and author, spent 12 years working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neighborhood with a large...

How Trauma Is Carried Across Generations

What is overwhelming and unnamable is passed on to those we are closest to. Our loved ones carry what we cannot. And...

Teachers Are Problem Solvers

The primary job of the teacher is problem-solving. I’ll try to explain, but if you are a teacher and that doesn’t make sense you...

Fight for a Child’s Right to Safety—Because an Eight-Year-Old Can’t.

Do you remember when weekly news stories of our children being traumatized, tortured and killed became the new normal? If our children had a voice...

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...

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...

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...

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