There are many adverse experiences that can cause significant stress in young children and their families. Examples include child abuse, neglect, separation from primary caregivers, family mental illness and substance abuse, and domestic violence. But children can thrive when families, early childhood programs, and home visitors understand the effects of trauma and toxic stress as well as the importance of building trusting, positive relationships.
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National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: December 28, 2023