Nearly Half Of US Children May Experience Traumas That Can Disrupt Development.

HealthDay (12/12, Dotinga) reports that according to a study published in the December issue of the journal Health Affairs, nearly “half of US kids experience traumas that can disrupt their development.” Researchers arrived at this conclusion after “analyzing the results of a 2011-2012 survey of the parents of more than 95,000 children under the age of 17.” The survey focused on children “who experienced several types of trauma, such as living in extreme poverty, seeing their parents divorce, living with someone who was mentally ill or abused drugs/alcohol, having a parent who served time behind bars, or having a parent who died.”

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— “,” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, December 11, 2014.

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