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The trauma of youth

Nearly 4 in 5 Latino youth suffer at least one traumatic childhood experience such as poverty or abuse, and lack the proper care, support and environment they need for healthy development, according to Salud America!, a national network for healthy change at UT Health San Antonio.

The research review, “The State of Latino Early Childhood Development,” shows 77.8 percent of Latino youth suffer poverty, neglect, abuse or household dysfunction. The report calls for policy and practice changes, including increased spending on childhood education, comprehensive and continuous preventative health care and developmental/behavioral screening, and increased access to grocery stores and farmers markets.

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Nearly 4 in 5 Latino youth suffer at least one traumatic childhood experience such as poverty or abuse, a new study shows.

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