Building Resiliency in Children

Studies have shown that trauma can have a lasting detrimental effect on the growing brain. A child who is exposed to high levels of toxic stress is more likely to act out and be aggressive and less likely to develop impulse control due to a decrease in the neurological connections created in the brain associated with executive function and an increase in connections relating to anxiety and fear. Thankfully, research has also shown that one supportive person in a child’s life can reverse the effects of toxic stress. The tips below are ways you can help build resiliency in children who have experienced trauma.





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