Building Resilience to Trauma is especially important for families to manage the stress of very tough times. Why? It’s hard enough for adults to cope with traumatic events or situations. When infants and children experience serious stress, it can hurt growth and development and impact relationships and ways of coping throughout life. By using a supportive, strengths-based approach, parents can help build resilience to manage difficult experiences or situations –– for themselves and their children.

Child Abuse Prevention for All

Child Abuse Prevention for All

Child Abuse Prevention for AllThe trauma of childhood abuse can last into adulthood. Abuse impacts a child’s ability to grow, learn new things and develop healthy relationships.Emotional abuse includes neglecting a child’s need for care and attention, constantly...

Turning Childhood Trauma Into Helping Children

Turning Childhood Trauma Into Helping Children

Turning Childhood Trauma Into Helping ChildrenTraumatic events are life-changing, and move a person down roads that may be limited and shadowed, or vast and empowering. For children who experience family loss, how they are supported by the child welfare system can...

Immigration Resources

Immigration Resources

Immigration Resources Parents’ fear of detention and deportation has been heightened by recent actions by the federal government and has become a priority issue affecting young children and their families throughout Los Angeles County. All families, including...

Building Resilience and Decreasing Childhood Trauma

Building Resilience and Decreasing Childhood Trauma

Building Resilience and Decreasing Childhood Trauma Science tells us that 80 percent of a child’s brain develops by age 3. Prenatal and early childhood development has a lasting effect on a child’s brain and ability to learn, function, and grow. Stress and trauma can...

What is Early Childhood Trauma?

What is Early Childhood Trauma?

What is Early Childhood Trauma? Stressful events occurring early in life may have a serious impact on a child’s intellectual, emotional, social and even physical development. Avoiding or changing traumatic situations if possible, and helping children become resilient...

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