childhood trauma

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Recent pieces address why public-health issues get polarized, how New Orleans schools are tackling trauma, home-health workers defending the ACA, and more.

This American Life’s “Back to School” episode pulls together research on how childhood trauma can leave people at greater risk for social impairment and health problems — and they talk to two women who’ve benefited from programs designed to address these disadvantages.

There’s a growing body of research linking childhood trauma (abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, etc.) to impaired brain development and functioning. Maia Szalavitz at TIME’s Healthland blog describes the findings of new study by Harvard researchers (published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences): Now, in the largest study yet to use brain scans…