Trauma Archives - National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

Loneliness Damages Children’s Mental Health and Their Grades

April 4, 2022 | NWI

Children who feel lonely are more likely to leave school with worse grades than classmates who never experience loneliness. Even a temporary bout of loneliness at age 12 puts children at risk of worse qualifications when they leave school up to six years later, according to a new study.

Read the study »

Childhood Stress and Adult Chronic Disease

February 24, 2022 | NWI

How is ongoing, severe stress and adversity in early childhood connected to chronic disease in adults? And, what can we do about it? In this animated video from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, learn what the latest science tells us about how early experiences affect not only early learning and school readiness, but also lifelong health.

Watch the video »

Sibling Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health Years Later

October 17, 2021 | NWI

New research finds that children who consistently bully a sibling at a young age can push their brother or sister towards a greater risk of mental health and overall well-being issues later on in adolescence.

Read the article »

Neighborhood Gun Violence Means Worse Mental Health for Kids

October 17, 2021 | NWI

Living within a few blocks of a shooting increases the risk that a child will end up visiting the emergency department for mental health-related problems.

Read the article »

Witnessing a Parent’s Arrest Can Get ‘Under The Skin’ of a Child

October 17, 2021 | NWI

This policy brief describes the effects on children of witnessing a parent’s arrest, and offers policy recommendations to reduce trauma.

Read the brief »

A Year Into COVID-19: Mental Health, Suicide, and Black Youth

July 10, 2021 | NWI

The suicide death rate has been increasing faster among Black youth and young adults than among other racial/ethnic groups. This report discusses why this might be happening, and possible responses.

Read the report »

Resources for Talking to Students About Racism and Police Killings

May 9, 2021 | NWI

To help educators think about how to discuss cases of racism, race-related violence, and police brutality and how to support Black students and other students of color who may be distraught by what they read and see in the media, Education Week has compiled some resources from its archives and elsewhere.

View the resources »

Sequel Youth Facilities Raked in Millions while Accused of Abusing Children

January 15, 2021 | NWI

Sequel Youth & Family Services collected hundreds of millions in tax dollars to care for vulnerable children, despite abuse and negligence allegations at their facilities for children with serious mental and behavioral health concerns.

Read the article »

Inside Utah’s Troubled Teen Industry

December 2, 2020 | NWI

This investigative report from the Salt Lake Tribune details experiences of young people housed in residential treatment facilities across Utah.

Read the article »

Recommendations for Trauma-Informed Care Under the Family First Prevention Services Act

December 2, 2020 | NWI

The federal Family First Prevention Services Act provides a significant opportunity for child welfare systems to better support children and families. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago have partnered to outline recommendations for how jurisdictions can understand Family First’s policy requirements for trauma-informed approaches and ensure that implementation of the law meets the trauma-related needs of children, youth and families. This paper outlines opportunities to better support the workforce and foster families in providing trauma-informed care.

Read the report »

1 2 3 7