Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

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Early trauma leads to changes in the blood

Early trauma changes metabolites in the blood, researchers find. Those changes can be passed down to the next generation, too, experiments with mice reveal.

Rita Ziegler-Zurich • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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More than 25% of Americans face depression during COVID

One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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Trauma may increase cognitive decline with age

People who experienced trauma faced greater cognitive decline as they aged as compared to people who didn't face trauma, a new study shows.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Strong bonds later can’t erase early trauma for baboons

Having friends as adults doesn't ease early life trauma, a new study with baboons shows.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Even videos of police killings can be traumatic

"...we are already mistrustful of law enforcement, watching police kill individuals who look like us or members of our families is traumatic."

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~5 min

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A ‘journey mindset’ can get you through pandemic stress

"A journey mindset helps us focus on the incremental changes and growth we accumulate along the way."

Stanford • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Intervention gets kids who see violence at home more support

The right outreach "can play a critical role in identifying and linking children at risk of PTSD to early intervention mental health programs."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~6 min

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COVID-19 is taking a major toll on our mental health

COVID-19 appears to be negatively affecting the mental health of the general population, health care workers, and patients.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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Too much COVID-19 news could harm your health

"Those people with the greatest concerns continue to seek out more media coverage, which may create a cycle of distress."

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
March 31, 2020 ~3 min

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