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Children's Hunger Born of Mothers' Trauma

June 22, 2015
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June 22, 2015

This year's publication of interACTION, published annually by Drexel University's School of Public Health, features Dr. Mariana Chilton's Childhood Stress Study. The study, led by Chilton and Molly Knowles, the Qualitative Research Coordinator at the Center, used a mixed methods approach to gather information from 31 Philadelphia mothers about their experiences with deprivation, abuse, violence, and neglect, as well as their experiences with hunger, education, and employment. Read the full article here.

The first peer-reviewed publication from this study was published in January 2015 in Public Health Nutrition. We invite you to check out our research brief as a summary of the paper, and to read Knowles' blog post, discussing her experience as an interviewer and author on this study.


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