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.
The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood
The documentary, “The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood” tells the inspirational true story of three families and their struggles with postpartum depression. As Carla O’Reilly, Elita Paterson, and Tania Bird journey to wellness, they speak out, inspiring women and families who may be suffering with postpartum depression.SKU: 2-V-200
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
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.
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.