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Many children will be exposed to either a traumatic event or ongoing traumatic experiences in their lives. Children who experience trauma are 2.5 times more likely to have to repeat a year of school, to have chronic health issues such as asthma or obesity, and to be diagnosed with ADHD. In New Jersey, 16% of children under the age 17 have experienced two or more traumatic events in their lifetime. As mental health professionals and caring members of the community, it is important to learn how to support children through … Continue reading