New Report Links Adverse Childhood Experience to Leading Causes of Death
Earlier this week a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to several leading causes of death in the country, including heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and suicide.
Hidden Heartache: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’s Impact on Adoptive Families
When Barb Clark and her husband Michael adopted their oldest daughter Akila at 5 months old they never envisioned the difficult road ahead. What the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Clarks couldn’t see when they rocked, fed and loved their infant daughter was the brain damage that she already had because of prenatal exposure to alcohol.
ADHD Diagnosis Three Times More Likely for Children in Foster Care
Research presented at the national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children in foster care are more than three times as likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than other children enrolled in Medicaid.
Essentials for Childhood – Steps to Create Safe, Stable, and Nuturing Relationships
The guide covers the critical elements of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships (SSNRs), is organized into four sections that reflect the goals and subsequent steps necessary for community action: Raise Awareness and Commitment to Promote SSNRs and Prevent Child Maltreatment Use Data to Inform Actions Create the Context for Healthy Children and Families Through Norms Change and Programs Create the Context for Healthy Children and Families Through Policies The scope of child maltreatment is discussed, and common types of abuse are defined.