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Trauma and Healing

Reducing Food Insecurity Without Food: Trauma-Informed Financial Education Program Improves Food Security

2020

This 2020 report shows that participation in a trauma-informed educational program reduced the odds of household food insecurity for families with low or no income.


Adverse Childhood Experiences and Household Food Insecurity

2019

This research report shows that families reporting Adverse Childhood Experiences, such as domestic violence, neighborhood violence, and family substance abuse, were much more likely to experience household food insecurity.


Systemic Oppression and Trauma: Why Healing-centered, Two-generation Approaches are Crucial to Poverty Alleviation

2019

Systemic racism and discrimination have been found to be root causes of poverty and hunger in the US. This 2019 report looks at healing-centered, two-generation approaches as an important part of addressing economic insecurity imposed by systemic oppression and trauma. 


Aligning Systems to Build a Culture of Health: Integrating TANF and Medicaid to Achieve Wealth and Health

2018

Public support programs that aim to improve employment and financial wellbeing should be better coordinated to provide more effective services and reduce costs. This Building Wealth and Health Network brief demonstrates the effectiveness of integrating behavioral health components into financial programming.


Trauma-Informed TANF: A Randomized Controlled Trial with a Two-Generation Impact

2018

This 2018 report highlights the positive impact of incorporating trauma-informed peer support into financial education and standard TANF programming. 


Mother's Adversity and Their Children's Development Risk

2017

This 2017 Children's HealthWatch research brief highlights the impact of maternal childhood trauma on their children's health.


Childhood Adversity and Food Insecurity in Adulthood: Intergenerational Transfer of Hardship

2016

The more adverse childhood experiences a caregiver reports, the more likely she is to report more severe forms of food insecurity, according to this Children's HealthWatch brief.


The Relationship Between Childhood Adversity and Food Insecurity

2015

The childhood stress study report released in 2015 investigated the relationship between adverse childhood experiences—including abuse, neglect, and household instability—and food security status.