Childhood Trauma is the elephant in the room, people.
California, often the leader n social service programming, seems to be taking it seriously. Let’s hope all states will quickly follow their lead.
We’re so busy drugging our kids into submission, quickly diagnosing them with ADHD and the rest, while completely ignoring the principal underlying cause, childhood trauma.
Dr Nadine Burke Harris, California’s Surgeon General, has proposed that ALL students be screened for trauma before entering school (and hopefully more, not just at the preschool level).
One thing that tipped me off was the number of kids being sent to me by schools — principals, teachers and administrators — with ADHD,” she said, referring to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). “What I found was that many of the kids were experiencing signs of adversity, and there seemed to be a strong association between adversity and the trauma they experienced and school functioning.”
This finding spurred her to review the health records of over 700 of her patients. Her research team found that patients who had experienced severe trauma were 32 times more likely to be diagnosed with learning and behavioral problems than kids who had not.”
Read more at NBC News: California’s first surgeon general: Screen every student for childhood trauma