Article by Kavita Varma-White In the article, “7 Ways Parents Can Protect Kids From Child Sexual Abuse,” Janet Rosenzweig, author of ‘The Sex-Wise Parent’ and executive director of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, addresses the elephant-in-the-room topic of child sexual abuse. Approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls…

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TEDx Talk Speaker Kathryn Berkett In this TEDx Talk video “Neuroscience of Device Zombies,” certified Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Practitioner, Kathryn Berkett, explains how the new frontier of device use is having an impact on young people’s brains. The release of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine creates a “…euphoric buzz feeling,” says Berkett. Sources like drugs, alcohol,…

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Article by Jessica Lander The article “Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects,” explains how American school children, whom have experienced trauma, are having an effect on educators. The condition, secondary traumatic stress (STS), creates symptoms similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder. Stephen P. Hydon, a clinical professor at the University…

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Article by Rebecca Ruiz In the article “How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD,” Dr. Nicole Brown discusses how her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital opened her eyes to how many traumatized patients were being mistakenly diagnosed instead with ADHD. Understanding that some of these children came from neighborhoods of violence and stress, Dr.…

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