Mental Health

Supporting Children Facing Trauma

The goal of the Head Start Heals campaign is to increase awareness about how Head Start is uniquely qualified to address trauma and promote resilience for children and families. Understanding the effects of trauma on the mental health of young children, knowing how to support them in Head Start settings, and supporting resiliency is critical for young children to heal from adverse experiences and events.

Ensure all children are receiving the best standard of care by incorporating a trauma-informed care approach. The resources below include a variety of webinars that support trauma-informed care, building resilience, and examining impacts of toxic stress and trauma on young children.