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News by Topic: Children and youth

Impact of Childhood Trauma Reaches Rural Wisconsin
Nov 30, 2017 - Focuses on a rural county in Wisconsin where rates of opioid overdoses and hospitalizations are particularly high. This county also has high rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Addresses the impact both of these things can have on individuals and communities and how they are exacerbated by limited access to healthcare.
Source: journal sentinel
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HHS Announces New Efforts to Improve Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Risk Avoidance Programs
Nov 3, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced a $10 million effort to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates. This research and evaluation collaboration seeks to use data-driven approaches to achieve healthier outcomes for youth.
Source: Administration for Children and Families
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Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth, New Data Show
Oct 19, 2017 - Highlights new data on the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across the country, in individual states, and by demographics like race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Also touches on the lifelong impact ACEs can have on a person's health and well-being and ways to mitigate these impacts by building resilience in children.
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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