For doctors who treat them, the pandemic's impact on the mental health of children is increasingly alarming.
By John Leicester, Associated Press
In this episode, PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham talks to special correspondent Cat Wise and reporter Laura Santhanam about why the pandemic is likely making the childhood trauma crisis worse and how caregivers can help their kids and themselves through…
By William Brangham, Cat Wise, Laura Santhanam, Jaywon Choe, Sam Lane, Leah Nagy, Rachel Wellford, Vika Aronson, Erica R. Hendry, Emily Carpeaux
Just as our understanding of trauma’s long-term impacts has grown in recent years, so too has our grasp of how to treat and prevent it. And this evolution has continued during the pandemic, forcing those who are giving and receiving…
By Cat Wise, Rachel Wellford
Tens of thousands of people grow up in and around Chicago's predominantly black neighborhood of Austin, one of the city's biggest and most violent, where experts say disinvestment and systemic racism are major drivers of childhood trauma. Special correspondent Cat…
By Cat Wise, Sam Lane
By Laura Santhanam
Here's what experts and research say makes the difference for kids when times get tough.
By Laura Santhanam
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of millions of children and their families. How has this prolonged period of social distancing affected them? We discuss concerns about child abuse and neglect during this time, as well as toxic stress…
By Cat Wise, Leah Nagy
Trauma experienced in childhood is often passed down from generation to generation. In rural Montana, scarce mental health resources and stigmas about seeking treatment are making the crisis worse. Special correspondent Cat Wise and producer Leah Nagy look at what’s…
By Cat Wise, Jaywon Choe
Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and its consequences can be devastating. Those experiencing high levels of trauma can see dramatically lower life expectancies, and the CDC estimates it accounts for billions of dollars in healthcare costs and lost productivity.
By Rachel Wellford
Childhood trauma is a complicated issue and the path to recovery is not one-size-fits-all, but here is a starting point for those seeking help.
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