Mental Health

Trauma: Responding to Crises and Fostering Recovery

Ongoing research shows that adversity and high levels of stress in early childhood can have a negative impact throughout a person's life. Stress in the very young may affect a child's health, behavior, and ability to learn. It is important for programs and professionals to understand what toxic stress is, what it does to a person, and prevention strategies. The following resources will help caregivers and families understand the signs and dangers of stress in young children. Find strategies to promote resilience and support positive outcomes.