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ScienceDaily Research News; "Traumatic experiences during early childhood linked to poor academic performance, behavior problems in kindergarten."

January 14, 2016

 

Summary:
Adverse experiences in early childhood, including incarceration of a parent, and physical and psychological abuse, impede on learning and behavior development as early as kindergarten, according to a study. The evidence adds to data indicating that maltreatment and dysfunction within a home during early childhood puts young children at-risk for poor health outcomes as adults.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. "Traumatic experiences during early childhood linked to poor academic performance, behavior problems in kindergarten." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 January 2016. 

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