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Our developing understanding of child development: A new video on the effects of toxic stress

Written by Justin Preston

In a new animated short from the Atlantic, we learn a bit about the progress we’ve made in gaining a better understanding of child development.

More specifically, we learn about the impacts of toxic stress … Read the rest

New research on toxic stress and poverty: Implications for practice

by Venessa Marks and Julie Novak

This post is part of a three-post series on toxic stress. The first post explains what toxic stress is and why it matters for youth mentoring programs, and this second post highlights what professional Read the rest

What is toxic stress and why does it matter for youth mentoring programs

 

By Venessa Marks and Julie Novak

This blog is part of a three-post series on toxic stress.

The first post explains what toxic stress is and why it matters for youth mentoring programs, the second highlights what professional staff Read the rest

New study shows that nearly half of US children have experienced trauma

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 1.50.36 PMfrom APA.org

Nearly half of U.S. children have experienced trauma, according to a study by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers examined data from more than 95,000 children from birth to age 17 and found Read the rest

Toxic stress in children–and what programs can do to help

From the New York Times

Imagine if scientists discovered a toxic substance that increased the risks of cancer, diabetes and heart, lung and liver disease for millions of people. Something that also increased one’s risks for smoking, drug abuse, … Read the rest