Resources Addressing Racism
- Racism & Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News Video
- Racism & Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News Article
- Racism & Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged 2 to 5
- Supporting Children who have Faced Trauma Infographic
- 10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids about Race
- Books for Young Children
- Sesame Street: I love my hair song
Supporting your Child's Emotional Health
- Zero to Three Tips for Families
- Conscious Discipline Free Resources
- Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
- Child Trends: Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Center on the Developing Child
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- LENA Free Talking Tips
- How to Explain Coronavirus to a Child with Anxiety
- PBS: 10 tips for talking about COVID-19 with your kids
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Levin Becker, Arielle. “CT Officials See Targeting Childhood Trauma As Key To Improving Health” Hartford Courant, May 5, 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.
Kuehn, Bridget M. MSJ, “AAP: Toxic Stress Threatens Kids’ Long-Term Health,” The Journal of American Medical Association, August 13, 2014
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.