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Children suffer DNA damage from stress

Children suffer DNA damage from stress | young people and social care | Scoop.it
Children who grow up in poverty or an unstable family show early signs of genetic ageing that may make them more vulnerable to certain diseases, a study has found.

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Study Finds ADHD and Trauma Often Go Hand in Hand

Study Finds ADHD and Trauma Often Go Hand in Hand | young people and social care | Scoop.it
Study finds children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder experienced more adversities than those without ADHD

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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, May 10, 2014 1:43 PM

Important piece of research emphasising that we need to look further than just an ADHD diagnosis and a prescription pad.

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Study Finds ADHD and Trauma Often Go Hand in Hand

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Fragmented Child: Disorganized Attachment and Dissociation

Fragmented Child: Disorganized Attachment and Dissociation | young people and social care | Scoop.it
Abuse and inconsistent care can shatter childrens' sense of self and reality

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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, June 21, 2014 5:39 AM

Children who suffer from problematic dissociation can often display symptoms that can be misinterpreted as other psychological problems.

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Binge drinking traps brains in adolescence

Binge drinking traps brains in adolescence | young people and social care | Scoop.it
TEENAGERS who binge drink risk trapping their brains in permanent adolescence and lay the groundwork for alcoholism, new research shows.

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Campaigners call for end to B&B use for care leavers

Campaigners call for end to B&B use for care leavers | young people and social care | Scoop.it

Local authorities should be banned from using bed and breakfasts to house young care leavers, while post-care accommodation should be regulated by Ofsted, MPs have been told.


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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, May 9, 2014 12:13 AM

And let's be clear here- for b&b do not picture frilly curtains at the windows and a lovely breakfast in the morning. We are often talking about places that are poorly maintained and are full of people living on the margins of society. You could not imagine a more dangerous inappropriate place to put a vulnerable young person. The care experience has often been a traumatic one, and placing young people at the end of that journey in one of these b&bs can only add to their sense of worthlessness, of hopelessness and can only do more damage. So roll on the ban!

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Heavy web use harms a child's mental health

Heavy web use harms a child's mental health | young people and social care | Scoop.it
The Public Health England report says there is a clear link between the amount of time spent on social media sites such as Facebook and 'lower levels of well-being'.

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The REAL reason why children fidget

The REAL reason why children fidget | young people and social care | Scoop.it

"A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’ve noticed that this is a fairly common problem today...."


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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, June 13, 2014 2:46 AM

Really interesting assessment of why ADHD assessments and diagnosis may be going up and it's nothing to do with a deficit in the child, it's to do with a deficient view of the importance of movement opportunities and failing to provide children with what they need.