In these Head Start Heals resources, explore resilience and recovery. Find ways to effectively work with mental health consultants, address challenging behaviors, and have difficult conversations with families.
Children exposed to trauma can exhibit challenging behaviors. These resources can help Head Start program staff and families understand and respond positively to these behaviors.
Emergency preparedness can drastically reduce the negative impact of trauma and stress on children. Find concrete steps program staff can take to prepare for emergencies and reduce trauma.
Head Start and child care programs can use these tip sheets and resources with families and staff affected by a crisis or tragic event. Use these materials to learn more about self-care after trauma.
Learn the signs and dangers of stress in young children. Find out about ways to promote resilience and positive outcomes.
Learn how stress and trauma in early childhood can impact children and families. Discover strategies to promote resilience.
This section defines trauma and adverse childhood experiences and how Head Start staff can identify and support families experiencing trauma.
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.