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‘Early intervention is the key:’ Identifying trauma in young children

Marjorie Sostak

“With all my being, I cannot stress this enough: Early intervention is the key,” a Groton mother of a teen who experienced trauma as a child told an audience at the state Capitol Thursday. “My son’s now getting intervention, and it’s working. But he’s now 15, and we have a long road to go.” Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Caring professionals — the key to promoting children’s mental health

The state legislature is once again considering a bill directing the Office of Early Childhood to provide professional development training to pediatricians and child care providers to help prevent and identify mental, emotional and behavioral health issues in children. This is a strong start, but we must continue to support those working with our youngest and most vulnerable children to help change the trajectory of their lives. Continue Reading →

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