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Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth releases New Kids Count report

 

State of the Child Report Addresses Importance of Meeting the Needs of Abused and Neglected Children

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – Tennessee’s future depends on fostering the health and well-being of the next generation, including those children who are involved with the child welfare system. The latest edition of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth’s KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee focuses on the impact of child abuse and neglect and the importance of a supportive infrastructure to help vulnerable children develop successfully.

Some stress is inevitable in life, but a chronic stressful condition such as neglect or abuse is called “toxic stress” and can disrupt developing brain architecture, leading to lifelong difficulties in learning, memory and self-regulation. Abuse, neglect and ‎separation from a parent present traumatic, toxic stress that can lead to a variety of ‎social, emotional and behavioral problems. «Read the rest of this article»

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