Children Report Suffering From Family’s Financial Troubles.

The Huffington Post (5/16, Ruiz) reports, “Drew McWilliams, a clinician and the Chief Operating Officer at Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, Ore.,” reported that “his clinic has seen an increasing number of children suffering anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder” as their families endure “the stress borne of persistent financial insecurity.” The National Institute of Mental Health’s Christopher Sarampote said, “Kids who face adversity have highs and lows, strengths and weaknesses,” adding, “Parents can really be strong agents of change.” Sarampote also “cautions that the research is emerging and much remains unknown.”

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— “Children’s Mental Health At Risk From Chronic Financial Instability,”Rebecca Ruiz, Huffington Post, May 16, 2012.

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