Adverse Childhood Experiences

Can Early Trauma Last A Lifetime?

A 1998 study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (also known as “ACEs”) concluded that traumas early in life can lead to poor health outcomes later on. Today, the findings of the study are considered ground-breaking and have sparked a world-wide social healing movement. But some say using such a rubric to assess a person’s traumatic experiences won’t work for everyone and may simply label and limit their future potential.

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Returning Home: Berkeley County Special Education Teacher Lifts Up Students With Disabilities

As part of our “Returning Home” series, education reporter Liz McCormick sat down with Berkeley County resident and educator Elizabeth Anne Greer Mobley. Mobley moved from Maryland to Martinsburg with her family when she was 14. The now 30-year-old mother of three is passionate about improving special education for K-12 students in West Virginia.

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Teaching Teachers About Trauma Helps Kids Learn

Liam Rusmisel is a different kid this year. On the first day of kindergarten he walked into the classroom, head held high, according to his teachers. This…

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