Adversity and Trauma

Below are resources highlighting the impact of trauma and adversity on child development. We have also included resources and evidence-based approaches to promote healing.

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The Truth About Mindfulness and Trauma: How to Mitigate Risks and Promote Healing for Trauma Survivors. Free webinar by David Treleaven.

Discover the risks mindfulness practice holds for trauma survivors so you can keep your students and clients safe. Access this free 60-minute on-demand webinar by David Treleaven. 

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Resources for talking with children about race and racism

This list of webinars, websites and books support conversations in homes and classrooms about race and racism.

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Social Justice Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness resources we recommend for supporting the inner growth and external action for social justice.

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Adverse childhood experiences to adult adversity trends among parents: Socioeconomic, health, and developmental implications

In this study, CCFW Academic Partners examine patterns of adult adversity in parents who were exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

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Culture, Context, and Positive Adaptation of U.S. Latinx Youth

Dr. Gonzales examines how contextual and cultural experiences of Latinx youth provide unique challenges and opportunities for positive development.

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Raising Resilient Children

Dr. Liliana Lengua discusses the critical role parents play in raising resilient children, particularly in families facing limited income and poverty.

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Bioecological Model of the Effects of Economic Disadvantage and Adversity on Children’s Developmental Outcomes

In this guest presentation at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Liliana Lengua discusses how adversity impacts child development.

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Early Adversity and the Neurobehavioral Development of Children, Part 2

Dr. Phil Fisher, from the University of Oregon, builds on Dr. Lengua’s video to expand on how adversity impacts child development and strategies for promoting resilience.

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Early Adversity and the Neurobehavioral Development of Children, Part 1

Dr. Liliana Lengua examines how familial and social factors associated with adversity can shape children’s brain development as well as promising programs that promote their resilience.

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