Trauma can have lasting effects on a child’s mental and physical health, including being more at risk for depression, substance abuse, and certain diseases. Youth in the juvenile justice system are the most vulnerable to trauma, and girls, especially girls of color, are particularly underserved, with inadequate access to mental health services. Studies show that yoga classes designed for trauma victims can have great benefits, like improved mental and physical health. Read more about the specifics of how yoga helps girls heal from trauma, as well as unique factors that affect girls’ experiences of trauma.
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