RYSE Youth Center
For Youth in My City, Marijuana Is the Go-To Treatment for Trauma
For children like me who grew up in Richmond, California, our lived experiences are very different than our peers who grew up just miles away in the affluent Bay Area. In Richmond, you see everything from gangs and gun violence to drugs and homelessness.
Child Trauma Advocates Grapple with Historical Trauma
For a growing number of educators, researchers and advocates, helping children and families heal from child trauma means talking about a subject that makes many Americans uncomfortable: racism. In recent years, the idea of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has gained traction in child-serving organizations as a way to understand behavioral issues and poor health outcomes faced by children with traumatic life experiences, such as abuse, neglect or household dysfunction, like having an incarcerated parent.
Helping Children Heal: Promising Community Programs and Policy Recommendations
In examining successful programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Children’s Defense Fund suggests in a new report that community-based programs are effective ways to heal trauma experienced by children and youth.