Violence & Trauma

Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers, Principals, and Parents | Edutopia

Approximately 32 percent of students report being bullied at school. Bullied students are more likely to take a weapon to school, get involved in physical fights, and suffer from anxiety and depression, health problems, and mental health problems. They suffer academically Continue Reading →

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Early Childhood Stress May Stunt Brain Development, Causing Deficits In Memory And Learning

A new study found that chronic stress in early childhood is not only able to inflict long-lasting emotional damage on a child, it can physically shrink their brains. The reasoning behind this is unclear but researchers stress that not ...

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Study Examines Injury Rates Among Middle School Athletes – Schooled in Sports – Education Week

Middle school athletes of both genders are less likely to sustain injuries than their high school or collegiate counterparts, but female student-athletes in the middle grades are at significantly higher risk of mild injury during practices than games, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Athletic Training.

The study ...

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Violence at home puts a genetic stamp on kids and may lead to health problems – The Washington Post

When kids witness a death, suicide or violence close to home, the potential psychological damage is obvious. But could there be genetic or physical consequences as well?

A new Tulane University study suggests that there are; it adds to a growing body of evidence showing that traumatic events can leave ...

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We are overmedicating America’s poorest kids – The Washington Post

In America, poverty is a disease that comes with a host of symptoms. If you’re poor, you’re more likely to suffer from diabetes or asthma. You’re also, apparently, more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and dosed with a stimulant, even if you’re only 2 years old.

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that thousands of children between the ages of 2 and 3 are being prescribed stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall for ...

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Bullies are healthiest, while victims suffer worse health, study finds | Reporting on Health

In the stories that tend to percolate through popular culture, school bullies find themselves washed up in dead-end jobs and go-nowhere lives, while their former nerd victims launch world-changing tech empires and wallow in the rewards that follow.

Real-life narratives are rarely so satisfying. Further proof comes from anew study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

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Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma

Violence and trauma can have serious and long-lasting consequences for children’s physical and mental health, and the cost to families, communities, and the Nation is staggering. Victims lend their voices to this video to provide first-hand accounts of how their exposure to violence as children affected them.

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma.

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