Thursday, June 21, 2018

How children separated from their families are being harmed

From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard

From the American Academy of Nursing's press release:

"The American Academy of Nursing has long supported the reduction of toxic stress associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to improve the health of the nation. ACEs can affect brain development and impair mental, physical and emotional health for children that may have long-lasting negative effects throughout life. The Academy convened a Critical Conversation in October 2017 on “Toxic Stress in Children Living in Poverty” to start the conversation with cross-sector partners to identify and implement promising practices to prevent toxic stress in at-risk children. The Academy subsequently published “Critical conversation: Toxic stress in children living in poverty” in the March/April 2018 issue of its journal,Nursing Outlook."

Full articleCritical conversation: Toxic stress in children living in poverty

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