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.
Your Young Child’s Brain: How Does It Develop?
Information Card, 2010
Written in plain language, this information card provides basic information about the importance of brain development during the early years. Practical tips to increase opportunities for children’s healthy development are included.SKU: 8-701
Information Card, 2015
This information card is about temperament, the inherent and unique traits that influence how we interact with the world. Caregivers will be provided with information on why it is important to understand their children’s temperaments and how it affects behaviour.SKU: 8-810
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
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