Here are resources for caregivers providing love and support for children during times of trauma. Children are deeply impacted by the events that take place around them. Even though they may not understand what they see and hear, they absorb and are affected by the people they rely on for love and security.
Screening children for exposure to adversity can help practitioners identify children at high risk for experiencing toxic stress (frequent and/or prolonged activation of a stress response due to adversity or trauma).
WIC helps families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, vouchers for healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services. WIC serves babies and children up to age five, pregnant women, and new mothers. Dads, grandparents, foster parents of young children, and working families are welcome too!
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