Explore how staff can plan and prepare before a natural disaster for the mental health needs of children, families, and staff that follow in the wake of an event.
Learn the definition of trauma and how it impacts young children. Discover how programs can be more trauma-informed.
This podcast supports Early Head Start and Head Start staff to hold sensitive conversations with families on topics occurring outside of the classroom.
Find out how Head Start staff can recognize their role in supporting children and families when they experience a loss.
The Head Start Heals podcast series features experts in the field discussing how to support children and families who are facing a variety of adverse experiences or events.
Watch this webinar and listen as Office of Head Start leadership and other experts hold a Q&A session around preparing for challenging conversations with families.
Self-care is the act of taking care of one’s well-being, health, and happiness, especially during times of stress. Find stress reduction techniques like mindfulness and breathing activities.
Watch this video to learn about abusive head trauma. Discover prevention strategies to reduce the risks in early education settings.
Learn the importance of keeping children safe from harm. Find out ways to help protect children from abuse and maltreatment, both in early education settings and at home.
Explore how domestic violence, COVID-19, and systemic violence add additional stress and danger for communities of color and other groups who have been subject to discrimination.