Childhood trauma can lead to grown-up diseases

February 6, 2018

In a Jan. 23, 2018 article, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris discusses the link between childhood trauma and disease such as asthma, heart disease and cancer. 

Click here to read the full NPR article: What Do Asthma, Heart Disease, and Cancer Have In Common? Maybe Childhood Trauma

"Extended Family for Kids curriculum teaches children dealing with the trauma of family incarceration how to handle stress, anger, bullying, fear of law enforcement, and other issues," said Laure Clemons, Extended Family Executive Director. "According to this article, when we help students reduce their stress we just might be helping them live longer!"