Trauma, Stress, and Young Children
Fact Sheet, 2010
Many people believe that young children are not affected by stress and trauma. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Brain development, attachment, and emotional regulation can all be impacted by stress and trauma. This fact sheet outlines the differences between positive and negative stress as well as tolerable and toxic trauma. Professionals are given practical tips for working with children who have been traumatized.
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.
First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain
This informative video illuminates the impact of chronic exposure to violence on a child’s brain development. Youth and adults affected by violence share how exposure to violence has impacted their lives. Experts in child psychology and social work explain the connection between exposure to violence and mental health problems. The stories and research presented detail the developmental challenges and resiliency of children who are exposed to violence.Audience: EducatorsSKU: 8-V-800
Resiliency and Young Children: Causal Analysis
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 causal analysis.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
This literature review provides evidence-based information that formed the development of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s Early Childhood Mental Health Program.