A Prescription for . . . Resiliency?
Public health experts know that much of what makes adults unhealthy has roots in childhood, in the adversities that children experience as they are growing up — the absence of a parent, unstable housing, or a family member’s problems with drugs or alcohol can show up later as diabetes, drug and alcohol use, obesity, cancer and anxiety. A growing body of research has looked at people who face adversities in childhood yet somehow grow up without serious problems or illnesses. A number of factors seem to help those children thrive, but some researchers say one factor stands out as the best possible protection against poor health: the presence of a consistent, caring relationship early in life. Click here to read A Prescription for . . . Resiliency?