May 24 2016

Sacramento Bee – Bad childhood experiences can make us unhealthy

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…Felitti found that simply asking adult patients about their childhood trauma and letting them talk about it might help alleviate chronic illness. Others have developed new ways of dealing with school discipline. If a child’s disruptive behavior stems from years of abuse or other trauma at home, simply suspending him or her will do little to fix the problem.But if teachers and school authorities delve into what’s causing the behavior, there are tools they can use to help children understand their issues and gain more self-control…

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