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Newsweek: 50% of kids affected by trauma-'toxic stress"

Oct 20, 2017, Newsweek: Children’s Mental Health: Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Have Experienced Trauma http://www.newsweek.com/childrens-mental-health-nearly-half-us-kids-experienced-trauma-689066 Almost half the school-age children in the United States had experienced at least one severely traumatic event like losing a parent or witnessing domestic abuse in the home in 2016. These findings, published by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (CAMHI) at Johns Hopkins give a clearer picture of the scope of a well-known issue whose health effects are now emerging more clearly: childhood trauma. ... Irwin Redlener, a pediatrician and professor of health policy at Columbia University, says the point is to drive the message home to parents, teachers, and pediatricians. This research fits into a larger body of work on the effects of ‘toxic stress’ on children’s wellbeing ...