How do children cope after experiencing a traumatic event like a car accident or gun violence? Are there symptoms that can be identified to prevent post-traumatic stress in kids? Questions like these have motivated a team of researchers at Akron Children’s Hospital and Kent State University for more than 20 years. While their body of […]
Missy McClain is passionate about her job advocating for kids and educating teachers on trauma informed care. Having experienced a traumatic childhood herself, she knows firsthand what some of these kids are facing. “It’s important for teachers to understand the impact physical and social trauma has on a child’s ability to focus and learn,” said […]
Childhood trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. People might typically think of mass shooting or a natural disaster, but trauma can also stem from domestic violence, divorce, the death of a loved one and even a chronic illness in the family. Akron Children’s has been awarded a $1.6 million federal grant to provide services and support to children and families who have experienced psychological trauma.