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September – National Baby Safety Month

September is National Baby Safety Month in which the Missouri Safe Sleep Coalition is focusing on Safe to Sleep practices for infants.  The Coalition has been convening over the last several months with the goal of increasing efforts of safe sleep awareness and education across the state. Coalition members include….read full article.

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes a Child’s Brain

Advertising on Child's BrainIn this article the science of early adversity and how it changes the brain is discussed – from the blog ACES Too High.



Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence Tied to Later Increased Suicide Risk

Domestic ViolenceCanadian researchers found that about 17% of adults who were exposed to chronic parental domestic violence as children made suicide attempts, compared with about 2% of those who didn’t witness parental domestic violence. The findings in the journal Child: Care, Health and Development, based on data involving more than 22,500 Canadian adults, also showed that nearly 17% of those who were sexually abused and more than 12% of those who were physically abused during childhood had attempted suicide at least once. Read full article from Health Day.

How to Help Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry outlines how to help children exposed to domestic violence.