Raising Resilience

Raising Resilience is an initiative to help increase awareness about the impacts of childhood adversity and trauma on the developing brain and body. These newsletters focus on simple ways to acknowledge adversity and seek support by highlighting simple tips to improve resilience and resources in the community. Click on the links in the newsletters to find out more information on topics of interest.


Parental resilience

This week’s newsletter focuses on parental resilience. What is it? How do we get it? What are the resources in our community that help cultivate skills that increase resilience for parents and their children?


Trauma and resilience

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are an epidemic that affects many of our community members. What are ACEs? What are some of the ways that early adversity impacts the developing brains and bodies of children? How can we prevent ACEs and promote healing?

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Brain development and resilient children

Understanding brain development can help caregivers support, teach and raise healthy children. What are things that we can do as caregivers to create conditions that promote healthy brain growth?


Stress and the developing brain

Stress is a natural part of life. However, intensely stressful situations can have lasting impacts on developing children. What is positive, tolerable, and toxic stress? How do we prevent stress from becoming toxic and impacting human development?


Emotional development

Emotional development is just as important as physical or cognitive development. Helping kids manage big emotions and managing your own emotions appropriately can help set kids up for success later in life. What are five critical emotional needs of children? Where can you find help in Ketchikan if your child is having difficulties or deficits with emotional development?