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Kenny - a story of trauma
From a report by The Centre for Social Justice
All it takes is an alignment of circumstances, events which hit in violent succession, and then suddenly it’s your children in care, marked with a stigma that can seem indelible.
From an interview with Dr Bruce Perry
If you have adversity but also connections to family, community and culture, which are resilience building factors, you're not at any increased risk for bad outcomes. But adversity and poor connections equals significant risk increase.
Experiences that build resilience strengthen children who face adversities
From an article on Child and Family blog
From research evidence, a list of the top 10 types of relationships and resources that provide Protective and Compensatory Experiences that bolster children against adversity
The effect of patient evaluations for ACEs on doctor visits
From a webinar by the Academy on Violence and Abus
Integrating ACE questions for health check-ups led to a 35% reduction in doctor visits and 11% reduction in A+E visits. That has a multi-billion dollar implications for the cost of medical care.
Should doctors prescribe kindness?
From an article by Greater Good Science Center
A doctors' practice has developed a parenting programme of events, lessons, and tools promoting kindness. Practicing kindness and purpose benefits children and helps kids care for others and flourish themselves.
Positive childhood experiences have greater impact than the bad
From an article by Contemporary Pediatrics
"13% of adults with high levels of PCEs went on to experience depression and/or poor mental health as an adult. But the rate was 48% for those with fewer than 3 PCEs."
Grandparents matter: intergenerational faith development
From a blog by Youthscape
Research found intergenerational relationships are 1 of 4 features of church life that create faith that ‘sticks’ into young adulthood. Given church demographics, grandparents have crucial role.
Being a fair parent increases your authority
From an article by Child and Family Blog
If your child thinks you are fair, they obey you as they see you as legitimate authority. Harsh disciplinary strategies backfire. Instead of eliciting a healthy fear, they undermine parental legitimacy.
Stuff - developing a healthy relationship with material things
Are we preparing our children to be happy and free adults as we immerse them in a society where image is king and consumerism seems to control us? Some insights from parents...
The vulnerability problem of the bully
From research by The Neufeld Institute
Bullies lack ability to care because to care sets them up to get hurt too much - they are wounded individuals and have hardened hearts. How do we restore emotional norms?
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