In one of our earlier blogs, we talked about how trauma can impact children, leading to increased health issues and even reduced life expectancy. One researcher is looking at the other end of the spectrum – positive childhood experiences, and how they impact children.

Drawing from her own childhood, researcher Christina Bethell, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that positive childhood experiences can buffer many of the effects of childhood trauma, creating long lasting effects on mental health.

Transcript and Podcast both available at the NPR website: 

“Positive Childhood Experiences May Buffer Against Health Effects Of Adverse Ones”