Toxic stress is a very serious issue, butit is not the end of the story. Toxic stress doesn't have to lead to negative outcomes. No matter who you are, there are concrete actions you can take to help prevent the effects of toxic stress and support those who have experienced them.
This new infographic shows how individuals, communities, and policy-makers can lessen the burden of toxic stress.
The training is ideal for anyone involved in the development, implementation, or evaluation of programs for children and families, who is interested in learning how to go beyond the best of what the field has achieved so far. This includes:
Early years leaders and practitioners, including program developers
Central or local government commissioners or policy-makers
Research, academic, and think tank professionals
Trusts and foundations supporting early years services
What will this training cover?
The training will be co-delivered by scientists and service designers from Dartington Service Design Lab and the Center on the Developing Child. The agenda includes:
Meet Hannah Barber, a project manager at the Center, who works with the Frontiers of Innovation Transition to Scalability team. Hannah is developing a suite of strategies to support the design of policies and practices using the science of early childhood development.
What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment
working at the Center so far?
Stay tuned for future newsletters to meet more of our team members whose dedication and passion impact the mission and work of the Center on the Developing Child.
In this Q&A, Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. discusses the psychological effects of detention, the differences in how toddlers and teenagers register trauma, and why kids who appear to have adapted to their circumstances are often at risk of the most serious problems.
This article highlights the work of The JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress, a group of scientists, pediatricians, and community leaders working to break the connection between adversity early in life and negative outcomes later on.