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Notes from the Field: Judge Christine Carpenter on Trauma-Informed Courts

"The GAINS Center interviewed Judge Christine Carpenter, Circuit Judge of Division One in the 13th Judicial Circuit,…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Different types of teacher-child interactions support children's development in different areas

"Teachers' daily interactions with children are crucial to making sure they're ready for school. Many state early childhood systems and the federal Office of Head Start consider teacher-child interactions when they measure programs' quality. But research hasn't always been clear about which aspects of…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Maine kids face adversity in tough economic climate

"Dr. Steve Feder, a Midcoast pediatrician...also expressed concern that 25 percent of Maine children experienced two or more…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Brief: Implementing Trauma-Informed Practices in Child Welfare

"According to the 2012 Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, 46 million children living in the United States will have their lives affected by violence, crime, abuse, or psychological trauma this year. The Task Force recommends that every professional or advocate…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Helping Kevin Recover From Trauma

"It's well known that trauma can have a lasting effect on children, especially when it happens in the earliest years....

"That's where…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Trauma Informed Care: Proposal for statewide implementation - Ohio (PPT)

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Mental disorders in foster children: a study of prevalence, comorbidity and risk factors - full text

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The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of mental disorders in 6- to 12-year-old foster children and assess comorbidity and risk factors.

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 6:46pm — No Comments

The Many Faces of Federal Child Welfare Reform

"The field of child welfare is brimming with policy proposals and legislation that could dramatically change the way the federal government invests in foster care and families on the brink. What’s more, some appear to have bipartisan support or the potential for…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 6:36pm — No Comments

The V.A. and Sexual Trauma

"An editorial in [Nov17th’s] Times cites disheartening discrepancies in how the Veterans Affairs Department handles disability claims involving post-traumatic stress disorder.…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments

PTSD often an unrecognized health issue - Canada

"It’s not just veterans that are dealing with OSI’s [Occupational Stress Injuries]. Childhood trauma, even trauma of the mother…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Where and how are fear-related behaviors and anxiety disorders controlled?

"Using an approach combining in vivo recordings and optogenetic manipulations in mice, the researchers succeeded in showing that the inhibition of…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Association Between Child Maltreatment and Constipation: a School Based Survey Using Rome III Criteria - absract

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Objectives: Child abuse leads to multiple physical and psychosomatic sequelae. Aim of this study was to evaluate the association between child abuse and constipation among school children.

Methods: Children aged 13-18…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 21, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The Early Years: A Path to Wellness or a Path to Illness

"A catastrophe on the scale of the Philippines typhoon focuses critical attention on the susceptibility of poor and vulnerable…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 20, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Teens from military families suffer from deployments

"It is widely known that deployment is stressful for military families, including their children. A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that teens from military families are more likely to feel sad or hopeless, have thoughts about suicide and symptoms of depression than teens of…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 20, 2013 at 8:52pm — No Comments

PTSD raises risk for obesity in women

"Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, find researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard School of Public Health. It is the first study to look at the…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 20, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Bossier has rare substance abuse treatment center for pregnant women - Louisiana

"A local drug treatment center is doing its part to get homeless families off the streets.

"The Bossier Treatment Center's Family Success Institute helps mothers stay off drugs, while still caring for their children.

"It's unique because it's one of few treatment centers in the…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 20, 2013 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Visiting Filmmaker Examines Military Psychology, PTSD

"Renowned filmmaker and psychologist Jan Haaken spoke about her feature-length documentary, “Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front Lines,” and its discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological challenges faced by many American soldiers...."

"The talk, entitled…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 20, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Google to tackle images of child sexual abuse with search and Youtube changes

"Google is targeting 100,000 terms associated with online child sexual abuse in a move hailed by David Cameron, who will announce a series of measures to tackle the problem at a cyber-summit in Downing Street. The prime minister said that Google and Yahoo had "come a long way" after the internet firms…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 20, 2013 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Parental Incarceration and Child Trauma Symptoms in Single Caregiver Homes - abstract

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Parental incarceration is often an adverse childhood experience that has been characterized as an enduring trauma that involves ongoing and repeated stressors. In this study we focus on the role of parental incarceration in predicting child trauma symptomology…

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Added by Chris Engel on November 20, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

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