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By Shanta R. Dube
Georgia State University 

Building resilience early in life can help children cope with trauma


(THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This article is the second in a series exploring how research into adverse childhood experiences – or ACEs – is helping researchers, therapists, parents, educators and the medical community better understand the lasting effects of trauma on mental health.

Childhood trauma can have lifelong health, social and behavioral consequences.

Research shows that

different forms of abuse, neglect and related household stressors are unfortunately common among children. These experiences often do not occur as single events, an...

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