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Spirituality plays a role in wellbeing

Research has shown that religion and spirituality are linked to psychosocial well-being in children and adults. For example, youth who attend religious services with parent(s) have fewer problems as teens; adolescents who attend religious services with parent(s) have higher well-being and academic success and less substance abuse and delinquent behavior. Spirituality is considered a “protective factor”: […]

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Toxic stress: A public health diaster

A landmark research project over the last 20 years, the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, assessed thousands of adults’ physical and emotional well-being, then asked them about their childhood traumas: abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, and attachment. They found that the more traumas children had, the more they developed chronic illnesses as adults, such as heart disease, […]

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