“Infants and young children in the United States are exposed to a wide range of traumatic stressors…”

The Impact of Trauma on InfantsCari Michaels, MPH Children, Youth and Family Consortium, Children’s Mental Health Program

“If you’ve parented a child from a traumatic past for any length of time, you already know that traditional parenting techniques do not work.”

3 Reasons Traditional Parenting Doesn’t Work with Kids from Trauma, Mike Berry’s blog Confessions of an Adoptive Parent

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity.

Adverse Childhood Experiences, SAMHSA 

“The quality of the infant-parent attachment is a powerful predictor of a child’s later social and emotional outcome.”

Fostering secure attachment in infants in maltreating families through preventive interventions, Dante Cicchetti, Fred A. Rogosch, and Sheree L. Toth, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota; and Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester


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