Health services reluctant to ask about childhood trauma, study finds

Joe Lepper
Friday, June 1, 2018

Health workers are reluctant to routinely ask young people who access their services if they have been affected by adverse childhood experiences such as abuse or exploitation, a pilot study has found.

Health professionals were concerned about a lack of resources to support people who revealed adverse childhood experiences. Picture: Mediteraneo/Adobe Stock
Health professionals were concerned about a lack of resources to support people who revealed adverse childhood experiences. Picture: Mediteraneo/Adobe Stock

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