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School Nurse

Teens are Anxious and Depressed, and Turning to the School Nurse for Help.

A few hours into the first day of school, a young man entered the nurse’s office at Libertyville High School complaining of stomach pains. The school nurse began asking him routine questions to determine the...
Trauma Child

Why I Worry About the ACE-Aware Movement’s Impact

Practitioners across a range of disciplines who work carefully and respectfully and operate within the bounds of their professional registrations are perhaps, like me, feeling slightly ill-at-ease in the wake of the recent “ACE-aware”...
The Deepest Well

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 Anda. She says that it was like finding “the final...
Classroom Teacher

Schools See Fallout from Students’ Home Lives, Take on Trauma

Teachers started seeing it several years ago: More and more students were acting out in class, their behaviors more frequent and more extreme. And it was happening even among the very youngest children. Now experts...

#FixTheGlitch for Foster Youth

Without Medicaid, a visit to a University Physician may cost me hundreds of dollars because of a legislative glitch. When Congress voted to allow all youth to remain on their parent’s health insurance until...

Defendants In Diapers? Immigrant Toddlers Ordered To Appear In Court Alone

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in...

Stop Separating Children from Parents at our Borders!

Petition from Mental Health Professionals: Stop Border Separation of Children from Parents! We would like you to remember what it feels like to be a child. To take a moment and remember how big and sometimes...

Trauma & Childhood Development

We know that childhood trauma can and does create lifelong health consequences. In our last post, we discussed what adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are and the importance of educating ourselves on this important topic. Now...

Arts Therapies Have Deep Roots, but Still Resonate Today

Creative arts therapies have roots that go back hundreds of years, but now are being used to deal with 21st-century problems. “The creative arts go back to shamanic times,” says Lisa Kay, an art therapist...
Childhood Trauma

Changing the Conversation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study): Changing the conversation from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” It’s a common misconception that what happens to you in the past, is just that,...

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