Head Start staff can support opioid and substance use disorder recovery by taking advantage of opportunities to engage with families and provide resources to prevent harm to children.
Parental risk for alcohol and substance use disorders can be reduced by supporting informed decision-making and healthy behaviors. Explore self-care strategies to promote resilience in times of stress.
Learn ways Head Start can support families impacted by substance use. Find out how programs collaborate with city and state agencies, doctors, and schools to create a network of resources for families.
In this series of videos, learn ways Head Start can support families impacted by opioid and substance use. Find out how programs can support staff who may need help caring for themselves as they care for others.
In this series of videos, explore stories from three Head Start families affected by opioid and substance use. Discover how Head Start provided support on their journeys to recovery.
Learn how trauma impacts children’s behavior and social and emotional well-being. Find tools to help teachers manage their own reactions. Explore ways programs can support children and families impacted by trauma.
Explore resources designed to support the well-being of early care and education staff and the families they serve..
Explore these resources to learn more about ways to promote children’s social and emotional development and well-being.
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.