Study of Twins Shows Harsh Parental Discipline Tied to More Misbehavior
Mentoring Presents a Real Opportunity in Addressing Childhood Trauma
In the late 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente published a landmark study showing that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a long-lasting negative impact on a person’s overall health and well-being as they enter adulthood.
Special Health Care Needs of Children Investigated for Maltreatment
Research by the Texas-based organization Upbring explores the prevalence of special health care needs (SHCN) of children involved in the United States child welfare system. Its third white paper, entitled “Special Health Needs of Children Investigated for Maltreatment”, finds that behavioral SHCNs are more predictive of out-of-home placement than physical needs.
California Bill to Curb Psych Meds for Foster Youth Misses the Mark
In the debate about children and psychotropic medications, everyone is looking for better outcomes. Foster youth are seeking to assert more control over their lives and their health care, and they want people to understand that medications alone cannot fix the hurt they feel.