Helping Young Children Cope with Stress: Developing Resiliency
Fact Sheet, 2010
This fact sheet helps professionals and communities understand their roles in helping young children to develop resiliency. Resilience is the ability to cope with and recover from stressful situations, changes, or problems.
Resiliency and Young Children: Realistic Optimism
Fact Sheet, 2013
People who are resilient have three main abilities: relax, reflect, and respond. These abilities can be further broken down into seven resiliency skills. Each skill forms the basis on which others can be built. The seven skills are emotional regulation, impulse control, causal analysis, empathy, realistic optimism, self-efficacy, and reaching out. This fact sheet focuses on practical ways that caregivers and frontline workers can help children build skills in the area of realistic optimism.
Life With New Baby: Dealing with Postpartum Mood Disorders
This video is for new and expectant parents and their families. It aims to make families aware of the emotional challenges of adjusting to life with a new baby. The video explores normal adjustment, the myths of motherhood, postpartum blues, postpartum depression, and other postpartum mood disorders. The video includes interviews with mothers and their families who have different risk factors and symptoms. They discuss how they deal with postpartum mood disorders of different severity. It also illustrates a variety of self-care and healing strategies.SKU: 5-V-502
Brain Development and Young Children
Fact Sheet, 2010
This fact sheet provides an overview of early childhood brain development and stresses the influences that experience and the environment have on optimal development. Early childhood is a time when there is rapid growth and development of the brain. At this time, parents and caregivers have an opportunity to impact brain development. This is also a time when the brain is the most vulnerable.
Domestic Violence and Young Children
Fact Sheet, 2015
Intimate partner violence (domestic violence, partner abuse) refers to abuse that occurs within an intimate relationship. Intimate partner violence can happen in any intimate relationship regardless of income, length, living arrangements, marital status, or social status. This fact sheet discusses the impact of witnessing intimate partner violence on young children.