Trauma, Stress, and Young Children
Written in plain language, this brochure helps parents to understand that stress is not always negative and that children should not be sheltered from mild stressors. The brochure also includes information about harmful stress and trauma and its impact on young children. Parents are given practical tips for helping their children who have experienced stress or trauma.
Resiliency and Young Children: Reaching Out
Fact Sheet, 2013
There are three main abilities that people who are resilient have: relax, reflect, and respond. These can be further broken down into seven resiliency skills. Each skill forms the basis on which others can be built. These include 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 reaching out.SKU: 8-609
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
Caregiver Mental Health and Young Children
Fact Sheet, 2010
Just like everyone else, caregivers can experience mental health concerns. Caregivers’ mental health concerns, whether in their past or present, can impact their young child(ren) in a number of ways. This fact sheet discusses general mental health concerns. For information about maternal mental health and its impact on children, please refer to the fact sheet entitled Postpartum Depression and Mental Health Concerns.SKU: 8-201
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