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Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Caroline was having a hard time getting her daughter to go to school. The night before, her daughter saw the news about a terrorist bombing that had occurred that day where several children and adults were killed and schools were immediately closed. Her daughter had a difficult time sleeping and was refusing to eat her […] … learn more→

Violence puts wear and tear on kids\’ DNA

Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years. The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging, a Duke University study has found. \”This is the first time it has been shown that our telomeres can shorten […] … learn more→