What We Can Do About Toxic Stress? [downloadable]

In our communities, everyone depends on each another in so many ways. And, while it might not always seem like it at first, people’s lives are connected by threads that hold us all together. These threads grow stronger when we take on difficult challenges in our lives, such as dealing with the effects of trauma.

Building resilience and strength in families and communities is one of the most important investments we can make as a society. But what does that mean? Instead of suffering alone or trying to get better without any help or by sheer force of will, it’s important to recognize that no person is an island, and we all need the help of others in order to deal with challenges in our lives.

This infographic from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University explains what toxic stress is, how it affects us, and the steps we can take to address it and build resilience.

You can have your own copy of this infographic. Download the PDF.

Source: Center for the Developing Child | What We Can Do About Toxic Stress, https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/what-we-can-do-about-toxic-stress | © 2019 The President and Fellows of Harvard College
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