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CNN warns "prolonged stress AT HOME" causes bad behavior at school

Oct 4, 2017, CNN: Little kids and 'toxic stress': we can solve this http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/04/opinions/kids-toxic-stress-the-primary-school-chan-liu/index.html

Educators, parents and policymakers have long acknowledged such obstacles, but we now know that there is another significant consideration: Prolonged stress at home can disrupt development and set children back before school even begins. …

A growing body of research shows that trauma at home can seriously affect a child's health and education.

Physical or emotional abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, exposure to violence or the accumulated burdens of poverty can trigger what is known as a "toxic stress" response. In the short term, this can inhibit children's ability to learn, to manage emotions and build relationships with peers, putting them at a disadvantage before they ever even set foot in a classroom. ....


Despite the prevalence of toxic stress and the severity of its impact on children's lives, existing education, health, and social support systems are not set up to help the children most likely to experience trauma, which often goes untreated. ...