Childhood Bullying May Lead to Poor Health

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a recent study. Published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, the study tracked a group of more than 300 American men from first grade through their early 30s. The study’s findings show that being a victim of bullying and being a bully were both linked to negative outcomes in adulthood. Led by psychology researcher Karen A. Matthews of the University of Pittsburgh, the study found that men who were bullies during c

Upper Middle-Class Teens at a Higher Risk

We live in a great community with some of the best schools in the country. And even though that comes with great benefits, there are great risks as well. A recent study showed that teens who attend more elite high schools have a higher risk of addiction. It is imperative that even though we access and use all the great resources our community offers that we are also aware of the potential dangers our children face every day. *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Privilege doesn’t necessarily offer protection from drug addiction, new research suggests. Teens at elite U.S. high schools seem to face a higher risk of addiction as young adults, the study found.

Be Careful What You Model, Parents.

The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. Childhood exposure to parental psychological abuse — name-calling, intimidation, isolation, manipulation, and control — appears to be more damaging to children’s future mental health than witnessing physical violence between parents, according to a new study conducted at the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland. The researchers investigated how young children’s exposure to domestic violence between their parents affected them in their late teens and early 20s. The study is unique in that the researchers looked at the impact of psychological abuse separated from physical abuse — when both are present — and compared thei

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