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Waters, Rob. “Portland Clinic’s Advice to Parents: To Protect Kids from Toxic Stress, Put Own Oxygen Mask on First.” Forbes, November 25, 2015.

Waters, Rob. “A Children’s Hospital with a Mantra, Health is More than Healthcare.” Forbes, November 23, 2015.

Waters, Rob. “Be Goofy, Smile at your Baby: Protection Begins with Connection, Pediatrician Says.” Forbes, November 20, 2015.

Waters, Rob. Dynamic Duo: In Kansas City Head Start Program, Children’s Clinic Protect Kids from Toxic Stress.” Forbes, November 18, 2015.

Waters Rob. “Tigers and ACEs and Bears, Oh My: Pediatricians Say It’s Their Job to Prevent, Address Kids’ Trauma.” Forbes, November 17, 2015.

Levin Becker, Arielle. “CT Officials See Targeting Childhood Trauma As Key To Improving Health” Hartford Courant, May 5, 2015.

“Study shows early environment has a lasting impact on stress response systems”, University of Washington, April 20, 2015.

Walsh, Bari. “The Science of Resilience: Why Some Children Can Thrive Despite Adversity,” NPR, All Things Considered, March 10, 2015.

Starecheski, Laura. “A Sheriff and a Doctor Team Up to Map Childhood Trauma,” Harvard Graduate School of Education, Usable Knowledge, March 23, 2015.

“Early education narrows the achievement gap with younger starts and longer stays,” Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, March 31, 2015.

Burger, Rance, “Nixon: Nearly $1 million for Christian County preschool,” Springfield News Leader, August 12, 2014.

Kuehn, Bridget M. MSJ, “AAP: Toxic Stress Threatens Kids’ Long-Term Health,” The Journal of American Medical Association, August 13, 2014

New Publications

Spokane Regional Health District. A Trauma- Sensitive Tool Kit for Caregivers of Children. This tool-kit was developed by the Spokane Regional Health districts for caregivers of children. Cargivers are defined broadly to include parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers and others who care for children daily. It is intended to support caregivers on their journey towards trauma sensitivity.

Trust for America’s Future. “A Healthy Early Childhood Action Plan: Policies for a Lifetime of Well-Being.” November 2015.

Sacks, Vanessa, David Murphey, Kristin Moore, “Adverse Childhood Experiences: National and State Level Prevalence,” Child Trends, Published July 2014.