A recent study found that low-income children who are exposed to violence are at greater risk than their peers of having allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, and flu.
Strong attachment with caregivers in early childhood can help children recover from stress and trauma. Encourage parents to read to and be present with their children to promote healing. YOU can educate parents about how to help their children thrive.
Everyday Magic: How Adults Can Support Children Exposed to Violence and Trauma
Children's Exposure to Violence Training for Community Health Workers: English Language Facilitators Guide
Children's Exposure to Violence Training for Community Health Workers: Spanish Language Facilitators Guide
Mandatory Reporting Considerations
Truth About ACEs
This video is a great example of how we can talk to each other and our patients about how adversity in childhood might be impacting our parenting and our health now. This video can be shown to parents in your practice or healthcare settings.
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