For Parents and Caregivers


Growing up in a supportive, loving environment is important for brain development in children. Families play an integral role in preventing ACEs and building resilience in children. Learn more about what families can do to prevent and also to manage when faced with overwhelming stress.

Tips for Parents & Caregivers from Philadelphians

Check out 4 simple tips to help prevent the impact of ACEs through being a strong parent

Child Advocacy Project

The Child Advocacy Project has developed CAP4Kids, an online database which houses up-to-date resources for childcare (including summer camps), medical and behavioral health providers, parenting workshops, and much more. The database is easily searchable and printable. 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network is uniquely positioned to provide resources for families to learn more about ACEs and trauma. 

Partnering with Parents

The Amazing Brain series of colorful materials provides parents and caregivers with information about how trauma, adversity, and exposure to toxic stress may impact their children and great news on how to impact children and teens in a positive way.

Classes and Support Groups

Being a good parent or caregiver can be a challenge. A great way to learn more about how to best support children and youth can be to take a class or join a support group. CAP4Kids offers connections to programs that provide trauma-informed training. You may also find resources in our training database by using the "Parents and Cargivers" filter under Target Audience.