This profound moment of worry, separation, lack of social interaction, job insecurity and possible illness -- or worse -- can be hard on everyone trying to manage the stress of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Laura Santhanam
Researchers are trying to better understand the biology of stress and its impact on child health. Now, data suggests those connections may form as early as the womb, with studies indicating frequent and prolonged adversity for pregnant women can affect…
By Stephanie Sy
Teacher stress is growing, experts say, pushing educators out of classrooms and hurting learning. A growing number of mindfulness trainings help teachers cope, but critics say the real problem goes much deeper.
By Chris Berdik, The Hechinger Report
Pressure on students to obtain A's is having a harmful impact on stress, depression and anxiety levels. High school teacher David Cutler shares some ways to help students learn from setbacks and then move on.
By David Cutler
By Christen A. Smith, The Conversation
An anthropologist, who studies the impact of police violence on black communities, examines the ways that police violence kills black women slowly through trauma, pain and loss.
Violent crime and unemployment rates are nearly twice the national average in Baltimore. Educators say factors like these add significant stress to children, causing emotional and behavioral problems, so several public schools are working to reduce that stress with mindfulness…
By PBS NewsHour
After a recent report on how stress may be causing asthma among some kids, we share good news about one homeless Detroit family we profiled in partnership with The Detroit News.
By PBS NewsHour
The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma has grown dramatically, with high-crime cities being hit especially hard. In a joint report with The Detroit News, special correspondent Indira Lakshmanan examines emerging research that indicates stress, abuse and violence may play…
By Karen Bouffard, The Detroit News
In a study done exclusively for The Detroit News and PBS NewsHour, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found about 2 of every 3 children in Detroit face “adverse childhood experiences,” such as household substance abuse,…
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