May. 18, 2020—Depression in parents can lead to reduced empathy toward their children, which puts the children at risk for long-term negative impacts.
May. 1, 2020—The stresses placed on families, combined with the closure of classrooms and child care during the COVID-19 outbreak, heightens the risks of domestic abuse and neglect, according to a new Vanderbilt University report published online in "Pediatrics," the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dec. 19, 2018—There may be a "sensitive period" in which stress is more likely to affect brain development in adolescence, according to Kathryn L. Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt and lead author of a new study.
Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health in adolescence.