Trauma and Stress

Strong, caring and loving relationships can shield children from the impact of negative experiences, and they can be mutually healing.

Children are deeply impacted by the events that take place around them. Even though they may not understand what they see and hear, they absorb and are affected by the people they rely on for love and security. Constant, unrelenting negative experiences – known as “toxic stress” – take a toll on a child’s growth and development. Parents and caregivers play a very important role in helping infants and toddlers heal from traumatic experiences.

Check out these resources for caregivers providing love and support for children during times of trauma.


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