Pediatricians being called on to intervene in childhood toxic stress!

The following is part of an abstract from Pediatrics 2013 entitled “The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy”

Young children who experience toxic stress are at high risk for a number of health outcomes in adulthood, including cardiovascular disease, cancers, asthma, and depression.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently called […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Prevention|0 Comments

Darkness to Light an excellent resource!

I recently had an opportunity to visit with President and CEO Jolie Logan and Prevention Program Manager Liz Boeschen of Darkness to Light (D2L) in Charleston, SC.  Their mission “is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse.   With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 additional countries, Darkness to Light provides individuals, organizations, […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Advocacy|0 Comments

Op-Ed in the Greenville News….Prevention is key!

My op-ed was published in the Greenville News on Sunday, April 13.  Here’s the piece…

In May 1973, I was finishing my first year as a school counselor in a large Upstate junior high when a 14-year-old honor roll student came into my office the last week of school and said, “I cannot go home! I […]

By |April 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greenville County Schools providing vital training on abuse!

Hats off to the School District of Greenville County and to their Superintendent, Burke Royster.  The district has taken a very proactive approach to protecting kids!  The district has been working with the Julie Valentine Center to bring training to all faculty and staff to both recognize the signs of abuse and to understand their […]

By |April 7th, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

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