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.

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: Apps for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

A selection from the Amazing Brain series, this brochure provides parents with information about how their own histories of trauma, adversity, and exposure to toxic stress may impact their abilities to be the kind of parents they would like to be. Tools and resources, including an ACEs and Resiliency questionnaire are embedded in the booklet, along with links to apps and online resources that parents can use.

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.

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