Summit to focus on addressing childhood trauma [newsok.com]

 

Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of young children with adverse experiences, such as domestic violence, sexual assault and poverty.

Research has shown a connection between those types of adverse experiences and poor health, which might explain why Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the worst states in a variety of health outcomes, including teen pregnancy, smoking and heart disease.

The goal behind a public summit this Wednesday is to not only better understand that correlation but also explore ways to respond.

[For more on this story by Ben Felder, go to http://newsok.com/summit-to-fo...auma/article/5585360]

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