How childhood adversity curbs our potential for productive, happy lives

A Wits study shows that the economic impact and social burden of violence in childhood costs SA almost 5% of GDP

12 May 2022 - 20:35

Adverse childhood experiences, from physical and sexual violence to poverty and neglect, are likely to severely hamper an adult’s potential for a productive, prosperous and healthy life...

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