Head Start and the Opioid Crisis

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. 

Substance Misuse: Stories of Recovery

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.

Substance Misuse: Supporting Families and Staff

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. 

Promoting Empathy, Understanding Trauma

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.

Understanding Stress and Resilience in Young Children

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.