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CT Mirror's Series on Childhood Trauma

The Connecticut Mirror's four-part "Starting Early" series on childhood trauma by Arielle Levin Becker offers an in depth look at a critical public health issue.

The "Starting Early" series is a must-read for policy makers, providers, parents and others who care for or work with young children and their families. The CT Mirror describes the series as examining "the science of childhood trauma, neglect and chronic stress, Connecticut initiatives to apply brain science to help young children and families overcome significant adversity and prevent deeper problems from developing later on, and efforts to better recognize when children need help coping with trauma." 

Click below for links to the four articles and the related resources.

The Problem: The Long Reach of Childhood Trauma
Intervention: Changing Course
Prevention: From Brain Science to Stop & Shop
Recognition:  Recognizing Trauma & Isolation
About Trauma: How to Talk About Trauma
Find Help: Resources

Childhood trauma is a major focus of our work here at CHDI. For more information on CHDI's work to build a trauma-informed system of care in Connecticut visit