Traumatic Consequences: A Revolution in Caring for Children

In The Deepest Well, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris writes about her first encounter with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study by Drs. Felitti and...

Discerning the Truth About Student Activism

Lane Murdock, a 15-year-old Connecticut girl, has organized a National School Walkout Day on April 20 to protest gun violence. Prompted to action by...

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...

How Childhood Trauma can Affect Mental and Physical Health into Adulthood

For millions of children in the U.S., poverty, neglect or abuse is a reality of everyday life, though these struggles are often hidden from...

Las Cruces Group to Use Data on ACEs to Fight Childhood...

Las Cruces City Councilor Kasandra Gandara has one big request for her partners in a new effort to tackle childhood trauma in Las Cruces...

The Government is a Poor Substitute for Family

The federal government is warehousing thousands of migrant children in teeming, cold facilities, where workers are prohibited from hugging not only teenagers, for whom these shelters...

Blurred Lines?

Teens spend six hours a day in front of an electronic device and over two hours a day listening to music (BBC, NY Times). That's...

A Public School That Not Only Keeps Children Safe, But Heals

After the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida earlier this year, schools are at the epicenter of national debates on gun violence and...

Four Myths We Used To Believe About The Effects of Childhood...

Everyone knows that trauma in childhood can cause problems later in life, but until recently, we totally misunderstood how this happens. Here are four myths...

Case Tests Whether Districts Must Protect Students From Bullying Under PA...

Do school districts in Pennsylvania have a legal obligation to protect students from discriminatory harassment and bullying? A court case filed on behalf of a...

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