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 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.
Early childhood is an important time to support young children’s resilience. Strong and comprehensive early childhood programs can help acknowledge and support resilience in children and families. In this issue, find resources that promote resilience in children and the adults who care for them.
Resilient people of all ages are better able to cope with stress, adversity, and change. This webinar focuses on the concept of resiliency. It offers practical ways to promote resilience in children, families, and staff.
Head Start and Early Head Start, child care, and home visiting programs’ staff can play a key role in helping families across the country who are coping with traumatic events. During difficult times, early care and education and home visiting programs can offer needed support to help reduce stress. Programs can also promote children’s and families’ resilience. In this issue of the Mental Health Services newsletter, learn about ways to identify children and families who have experienced trauma. This issue also includes resources to help caregivers and families prevent toxic stress, build resilience, and cope with and heal from traumatic events.
Parents and staff in early care and education programs may experience a lot of stress. When caregivers feel stressed, young children are likely to absorb the stressed feelings of their caregivers. In this issue of the Mental Health Services Newsletter, learn more about resources designed to help reduce stress for adults and the children they care for.