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Universal Children’s Day: Nearly half of America’s youngsters impacted by trauma

November 18, 2017   0 Comments

Universal Children’s Day: Nearly half of America’s youngsters impacted by trauma

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or traumatic events strike at the core of a child’s developmental framework – they not only affect the emotional health of a child, but also lead to lifelong consequences. According to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), conducted by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at the
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Youth complex trauma disorder under-recognized and misdiagnosed, say experts

November 3, 2017   0 Comments

Youth complex trauma disorder under-recognized and misdiagnosed, say experts

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) defines complex trauma as “children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature, and the wide-ranging, long-term impact of this exposure.” Complex trauma disorder is the cumulative result of repeated episodes of one or more traumatic events, including neglect, separation, physical and/or sexual abuse, verbal
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