Aug 17, 2020
A landmark study found that more than three out of five youth in the U.S. will experience at least one adverse event during their childhood. K-State Research and Extension family and child development agent in the Frontier District, Rebecca McFarland, author of the Extension publication, Understanding the Impact of Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress, says family and community are among the important buffers for alleviating or preventing the effects of toxic stress.
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