Breaking Through: Video and User's Guide to Understand and Address Toxic Stress

View this 20-minute educational video to learn how toxic stress can impact a child’s lifelong health and well-being. Also, find out how Head Start programs and health care professionals can support children and families to help prevent toxic stress. The user-friendly guide shows how best to use this resource. It also includes a breakdown of the video segments by topic area.

Download the user's guide [PDF, 84KB].

Understanding Toxic Stress and Resilience: Video Series

Ongoing research continues to show us how adversity and toxic stress in early childhood can have a negative impact throughout a person's life. Toxic stress can impact a child's health, behavior, and ability to learn. These two videos appeal to Head Start staff and health care professionals. They are designed to help them understand what toxic stress is, what it does to a person, and easy things to do to help prevent it.

Toxic Stress and Resilience Video Series: Head Start Staff

Toxic Stress and Resilience Video Series: Health Care Professionals

Breaking Through: Video and User's Guide to Understand and Address Toxic Stress. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCH. 2015. English. Streaming Video. 00:21:28.

Last Reviewed: October 2015

Last Updated: October 28, 2015