Undoing the Harm of Childhood Trauma and Adversity

UCSF School Of Medicine| Wed Oct 05 11:02:29 EDT 2016

Adversity experienced during a person’s childhood has far-reaching consequences.

Years of research have shown that trauma and adverse events in childhood can put a person at an elevated risk for a wide range of physical and mental health problems across their life span. But the scope and significance of that impact ­– and how to reverse it – is just beginning to come into focus.

The number of children under the age of 18 who have experienced trauma and are at risk for health probl....

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