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Toxic Stress

Mayor De Blasio's Bold Move: Putting Low Income Kids and Families First

Darell Hammond | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the allocation of $130 million in taxpayer funds to repair 35 parks and playgrounds in low-incom...

The Fight for Black Men and Boys: What's trauma got to do with it?

Diana Aubourg Millner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Diana Aubourg Millner

There is a large body of research on the long-term impact of childhood trauma and its potential to create social, emotional and cognitive impairment.

Going Beyond Guns: More Questions About Newtown, CT, Massacre

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

To get at the turning points in the years-long chain of events that led a young, isolated, desperate man to kill his mother, 20 six- and seven-year-old children, six adults and then himself, we need to ask more questions.

Growing Up With Toxic Stress or Addiction and Its Long-Term Impact

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

How we experience the circumstances of our lives often determines whether or not we find them traumatizing. The presence of caring adults who help children to decode the ever-unfolding situations of their worlds is a great protective buffer for the child.

"When Young People Are Able to Process Their Emotions They Have More Time for Learning" - Principal Sporleder

Michael Jascz | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York
Michael Jascz

This is a story of empowerment. This is a story of how kids in even the worst of situations can still turn their lives around, if we as the adults can make emotional safety a part of a school's culture.

Saki Knafo

The New Hotel Homeless

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

Melissa was always on the move, wandering in and out of people's rooms, going from pool to basketball court and back to pool, climbing up the big tree...

Saki Knafo

Children's Advocates To Bloomberg: Don't Cut Funding For Kids!

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York organizations, ranging from the Police Athletic League to the Children's Aid Society, have signed a letter urgin...

Congress Warned 'Toxic Stress' Dooms Homeless Children To Lifelong Poverty

Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

After the Apontes lost their Long Island home and moved into a motel, Yolanda and her husband began worrying about their youngest son, who had turned ...