Tagged With "stress"

Comment

Re: How Fear of Deportation Puts Stress on Families by Sarah Elizabeth Richards, The Atlantic

Grace Harris ·
Thanks, Karyna. We are seeing this in the families we serve - there is so much anxiety in our community due to both uncertainty about policy change and the awful rhetoric that is coming out of DC. It's hard for this stress not to effect children. Parents feel obligated to prepare their children for the possibility of parent deportation and that means we send children to school everyday wondering if they will see their parents when they return home at night. This is too sad.
Comment

Re: Toxic Stress and its Effect on Development.

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Thank you for sharing this video, Liz! Harvard is doing a great job putting this science into bite-sized videos.
Comment

Re: Healing with Yoga

Holly White-Wolfe ·
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your story! The photo of your preschoolers is fabulous. I also rely on my yoga practice to help me cope with stress. I put on a " Yoga with Adriene " youtube video every morning. This helps me get my tired and achy body moving more fluidly, and puts my mind in a much more positive space. She even recently created a video called "Yoga for After Disaster":
Blog Post

Healing with Yoga

Jessie Wetmore ·
Did you know that yoga can reduce stress and heal the mind, body, and soul? Let me explain how yoga can prevent, treat, and heal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and toxic stress. In my personal experience as a Sonoma County preschool teacher, I noticed many children, parents, and teachers in our program had very high levels of stress and anxiety. We all live busy lives and tend to focus on the next activity instead of the one at hand. So I decided to try yoga. I started doing yoga with...
Blog Post

How Fear of Deportation Puts Stress on Families by Sarah Elizabeth Richards, The Atlantic

Karyna Mayora-Linzer ·
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/03/deportation-stress/520008/
Blog Post

Syrian Children in a state of Toxic Stress

Elizabeth Najmabadi ·
An article posted by BBC News captures what the children of Syria are experiencing and how many of these children don't know anything but war. This is a huge public health concern that could lead to irreversible damage to an entire generation of children. Save the Children shares, "Millions of Syrian Children could be living in a state of "Toxic Stress" due to prolonged exposure to the horrors of war." I have attached the Report, Invisible Wounds produced by Save the Children if you're...
Blog Post

The Developing Brain & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Lisa Frederiksen ·
Thanks to an explosion in scientific research now possible with imaging technologies, such as fMRI and SPECT, experts can actually see how the brain develops. This helps explain why exposure to adverse childhood experiences can so deeply influence and change a child's brain and thus their physical and emotional health and quality of life across their lifetime. The above time-lapse study was conducted over 10 years. The darker colors represent brain maturity (brain development). I have added...
Blog Post

Toxic Stress and its Effect on Development.

Elizabeth Najmabadi ·
Here is a short video clip that explains how toxic stress effects development. Learning to cope with stress is an important part of healthy development. When experiencing stress the stress response system is activated and once the stress is relieved the stress response winds down. In severe situations of abuse or neglect where there is no caring adult to act as a buffer from the stressor, one’s stress response stays activated. Absence of response from adults and constant activation of the...
×
×
×
×