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Center to Help Child Abuse Victims Coming to Downtown Redding [redding.com]

By David Benda, Record Searchlight, December 12, 2019 Plans for a center that will partner with six Shasta County agencies to help child abuse victims was unveiled Thursday morning in downtown Redding. The Children's Legacy Center will occupy a former real estate office on Shasta Street just as motorists come into downtown off Highway 44. Executive Director Kimberly Johnson said the goal is to have the center open by spring. [ Please click here to read more .]

Secondary Traumatic Stress Affects Child Abuse Prevention Champions

Each year, millions of children in California endure the trauma of abuse, violence, natural disasters, and other adverse events. These experiences can give rise to significant emotional and behavioral problems that can profoundly disrupt the children’s lives and bring them in contact with child-serving professionals. For therapists, child welfare workers, case managers, and other helping professionals involved in the care of traumatized children and their families, the essential act of...

Franciscan Partners With Online Community Platform to Address Childhood Trauma [nwitimes.com]

By Joseph S. Pete, The Times of Northwest Indiana, November 22, 2019 Childhood trauma causes long-term harm, both emotionally and physically, taking a toll on one's health. Abuse, witnessing violence or substance abuse in the home, having a parent in jail and other adverse childhood experiences or ACEs have been linked to heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that at least five of the top 10 leading causes...

Uninsured Native Americans Often Lack Needed Prenatal Care [ocregister.com]

By Yesenia Amaro and Deepa Bharath, Center for Health Journalism News Collaborative, October 4, 2019 For almost two years, Sylvia Valenzuela relied on the federal Indian Health Service system to get the primary care she needed. But when she had to see an OB-GYN for her prenatal care, she was on her own. What followed, she said, was a nightmare in which she struggled to obtain and keep Medi-Cal coverage, leaving her uninsured for a critical stretch of her pregnancy. Valenzuela says she would...

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