Trauma-informed approaches for improving child well-being across NC schools

NC initiative works with schools to build safer environments for students to learn and grow

Katie Rosanbalm appears on Education Matters to discuss the impacts of trauma on children’s ability to learn in school. She shares about her work with the N.C. Resilience and Learning project to help high poverty schools and districts across the state to become “trauma informed,” and explains what it means for a school to be trauma informed.

Parental incarceration increases children’s risk of substance abuse, anxiety in adulthood

Researchers identify long-lasting effects for children of incarcerated parents

Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely than other children to develop a substance use disorder as adults and nearly twice as likely to have diagnosable anxiety, according to new research from CCFP.

In addition, the authors, including Beth Gifford, Megan Golonka and Lindsey Kozecke, found children whose parents were incarcerated are more likely to encounter significant hurdles transitioning into adulthood, including being charged with a felony, dropping out of high school, becoming a teenage parent, experiencing financial strain, and being socially isolated, the study found.