Adversity has disruptive effects on the development of the brain and body, especially when children are living in environments burdened by deep poverty, exposure to violence, maltreatment, etc. This increases the likelihood for problems in school, with behavior, later economic productivity, and problems in physical and mental health. Studies are used to show evidence of the effects of adverse factors on poor outcomes of children in vulnerable situations. As the number of risk factors increases, social and emotional development, as well as cognition and language are affected greatly. This video specifically highlights stress and its negative impact on children both now and in the future.
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