Wildfire & Youth Health
This story was produced as a project for the 2019 California Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism.
Other stories in this series include:
Trauma Can Drastically Impact School Attendance
Paradise Counselors Address High Rates of PTSD Among Students
Housing Insecurity is Taking a Toll on Youth Health
Educators Use Poetry to Help Kids Talk About Trauma
October 2017 Wildfires are Affecting Crucial Health Programs
During natural disasters like wildfires, traumatic events are often compounded. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to poor health outcomes later in life.
[This article was originally published by the Northern California Public Media.]