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Neglect. Abuse. Domestic violence. Living in foster care. Racism. Civil unrest. Fear of deportation.
These traumas can severely damage children’s minds and bodies.
In fact, childhood trauma—also called adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)—can increase risk for health conditions like diabetes, spur risky behaviors like substance abuse and smoking, and cause depression and other mental health issues. These problems, which can last into adulthood, affect Latino children at a much higher rate.
A trauma-informed approach can help educators and caregivers recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma to help children heal.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 6, 2018, to Tweet about a trauma-informed approach to improve Latino and all kid’s health.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “A Trauma-Informed Approach to Improve Latino Health”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Prevent Child Abuse (@PCAAmerica); Joe Hendershott (@hope4thewounded); Mental Health America (@MentalHealthAm); Bruce D. Perry (@BDPerry)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #MentalHealth #TraumaInformed
We’ll open the floor to science, your experiences and stories, & best practices as we explore:
- The science behind childhood trauma & how trauma impacts Latino health
- How to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma
- Best practices in advancing the trauma-informed approach
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter, and share stories and resources to help promote trauma-informed care for Latino and all children.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.