It’s an odd time. It’s such an odd time. That’s the refrain I keep hearing from friends, colleagues and family members, in whispered conversations we don’t want our now-stay-at-home kids to overhear. Parents around the world are adjusting to the unsettling new reality of school closures, work-from-home directives and even shelter-in-place orders. We’re juggling work and figuring out how to home-sch...

January 28, 2020

Just as students with learning challenges need academic accommodations, students who have adverse childhood experiences may benefit from social and emotional accommodations. Read the full article here.

November 16, 2019

Childhood trauma can lead to long-term health problems. More should be done to prevent it, says the CDC. Read the full article on NPR.

November 16, 2019

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. discusses how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact us on Psychology Today. Read the full article.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) shows up often with children who experience early trauma. Learn about this destructive but treatable disorder, the behaviors associated with it, and what to do if you think your child might have it, in this article which appears in the September issue of Fostering Families Today magazine.

A young adult and her Mom share their experience in this interview and how ver...

May 19, 2018

Dr. Lark Eshleman appeared on WGAL to speak about warning signs parents can look out for to determine if a child may have been adversely affected by news of the school shooting in Santa Fe. See the full video here. 

April 5, 2018

A research study and test you can take that demonstrates an association of adverse childhood experiences with health and social problems as adults. Find this on the CDC's website here.

April 3, 2018

In an article published by Huffington Post, Dr. John DeGarmo explores the tragedy of so many children in our society.  Is foster care the answer?  For many children, it may be the ONLY answer.  But in addition, don't we need to do a better job of supporting parents to allow children to grow up in safe and healthy homes and families whenever possible. 

March 17, 2018

Dr. Lark Eshleman, the Executive Director of About Child Trauma, appeared on WGAL to discuss responsible social media use. See the full video here.

March 17, 2018

A study conducted in the journal Pediatrics found that children with particular adverse childhood experiences (such as divorce, living with a household member who was a problem drinker or mentally ill, etc.) initiated drinking earlier than peers and are more likely to drink to cope with problems. 

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