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Head blows in contact sports not child’s play
March 2, 2017

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Hoping to address concussion concerns and declining participation, the youth arm of the NFL in September will roll out a pilot program that alters how football is played by its youngest athletes. USA Football aims to reduce the head-banging force of the game by testing a new format called modified tackle.

Feb. 16, March 23, April 13: Community health series
February 1, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – A three-part lecture series about human development across the lifespan will be Feb. 16, March 23 and April 13, hosted by Washington State University Extension’s child and family research unit and human development department.

Grant helps with long-term trauma recovery after mudslide
September 14, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

mudslide-studentsSPOKANE, Wash. – Exposure to trauma in childhood can create lifelong emotional, health and behavior risks. To help people work through Washington’s March 2014 Oso/Highway 530 landslide, the American Red Cross has given Washington State University researchers $100,000.

Adults’ childhood traumas influence next generation
May 13, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new report from Washington State University shows that the amount and type of adversity experienced in childhood by the adult population of a community has a negative effect on the performance and well-being of the community’s children.

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks
May 6, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.