Training offered in Capital Area for understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Originally published by FOX 47 Dealing with childhood trauma is a difficult task, and now experts are finding out the impacts of abuse sticks with children longer than they may realize. For the first time in the Capital Area, training is being offered to deal with these experiences. “For one, I want people to understand that […]

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Advocates work to “turn survivors into thrivers”

Originally published by WLNS Studies show that more than two-thirds of children go through at least one traumatic event by age sixteen, which is why multiple groups came together today in Lansing to educate the community on what they can do to help. These groups are working to help people understand Adverse Childhood Experiences, also known […]

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How can we address Michigan students’ desperate need for behavioral health services?

Originally published by Rapid Growth Media It’s well known that anxiety and depression can be crippling for people of any age. But for school-aged kids, the impact of mental health issues may be particularly profound. After all, it’s hard to learn anything at school when you’re too depressed to even show up or too traumatized to […]

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Breaking the cycle of adverse childhood experiences

Originally published by The Dunn County News  The early years in a child’s life have a significant effect on his or her future learning, behavior and well-being. If a child has been through severe trauma while his or her brain is still developing, there can be major social and health consequences later in life. Adverse childhood […]

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‘Toxic stress’ on children can harm their lifelong learning, mental and physical health

Originally published by USA Today The 10-year-old girl suffered from persistent asthma, but the cause was unclear. Tests ruled out everything from pet hair to cockroaches. Then the girl’s mother thought of a possible trigger. “Her asthma does seem to get worse whenever her dad punches a hole in the wall,” she told Dr. Nadine Burke […]

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