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posted 11/05/2018
Last February, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two weeks later, it was removed by an incredibly skilled surgical team at UCSF. The surgery was the easy part.
posted 01/04/2017

In October 2015 in Pueblo, CO, the staff members of a primary care medical clinic – Southern Colorado Family Medicine at the St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center – start asking parents of newborn babies to kids five years old about the parents’ adverse childhood experiences and the resilience factors in t

posted 08/04/2015

The Children’s Clinic, tucked in a busy office park five miles outside downtown Portland, OR, and bustling with noisy babies, boisterous kids and energetic pediatricians, seems ordinary enough. But, for the last two years, a quiet revolution has been brewing in its exam rooms.

posted 01/10/2013

The last 15 years of research on how adverse childhood experiences cause adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence is unequivocal. To understand what happened to Adam Lanza, we have to ask difficult questions.

posted 11/26/2012

Some alarming data from a study shows that a group of teen and young mothers have experienced up to seven times the levels of childhood trauma of a normal population.

posted 10/04/2012

"Adverse childhood experience" has become a buzzword in social services, public health, education, pediatrics and even business. Do you know your own ACE score?

posted 05/21/2012

At Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, teachers and staff have received training about the link between trauma and learning. In this school, discipline is an issue of health — mental and physical. Because if you aren't healthy, it's difficult to learn.

posted 03/14/2012

There aren’t enough therapists in the world to help the hundreds of millions of people who suffer complex trauma. But one former pastor is tackling the topic in his own community.

posted 02/14/2012

Tarpon Springs, FL, once known for harboring the nation’s largest sponge-harvesting industry, today boasts a new designation: it may be the first city in the country to declare itself a trauma-informed community.

posted 01/25/2012

Project Unbreakable is a powerful combination of social media, photography and storytelling. But Grace Brown calls it "art therapy" for those who need to heal.

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Last February, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Two weeks later, it was removed by an... more »
posted 11/05/18
In October 2015 in Pueblo, CO, the staff members of a primary care medical clinic – Southern... more »
posted 01/04/17
The Children’s Clinic, tucked in a busy office park five miles outside downtown Portland, OR, and... more »
posted 08/04/15

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Posted by jstevens | Thursday, 2013-01-10, 15:10
Oops. Forgot to add the link to the Dickey-Rosenberg op-ed in the Washington Post.
Posted by jstevens | Thursday, 2013-01-10, 15:09
The reason there are few definitive, peer-reviewed studies about gun control is because the NRA...
Posted by jstevens | Monday, 2012-05-21, 20:56
I think the news media's days of relying only on the unusual, entertaining and controversial are...