Adversity
Pain & Trauma go Hand in Hand
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Many kids who have pain have experienced trauma and adversity, and so have their parents. 

We also know that pain runs in families. But how does adversity and trauma “get under the skin” to change parents' behaviour and mental health to confer risk for their children to develop pain? And what makes many parents and children resilient in the face of trauma?

The focus:

How does adversity and trauma “get under the skin” to change children's and parents' behaviour and mental health to confer risk for children developing pain? 

The Upside:

Even in the face of the most extreme adversity and trauma there is incredible resilience. 

What we champion:

The social support and parenting children receive can be the antidote against trauma and adversity. We believe this acts as a buffer to prevent the development of chronic pain and associated mental health issues. 

Explore more of our work involving Adversity

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Chronic Pain and Veterans Study

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Pain and Mental Health in Youth (PATH) Study