Southern Maryland Beats Oprah to the Punch

An article on the effects of childhood trauma on smnewsnet.com quotes the SSW's Kate Wasserman.

“If we start early, we can literally change the future for a child, her family, and the community as a whole,” says Kate Wasserman, Program Director at the Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Children who experience four or more ACEs are at an increased risk for negative long-term outcomes including dropping out of school, facing unemployment as adults, abusing drugs and alcohol, and being incarcerated. All of these outcomes cost tax payers money and can be avoided through early intervention programs offered through the BRIDGE Project.

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