First 5 California’s Stronger Starts campaign fosters awareness for parents and caregivers around toxic stress response and the long-term effects it can have on their children.
Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, First 5 California’s Executive Director, discusses the impact that toxic stress has on children’s development and long-term mental and physical health. Adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress are signs of a public health crisis that is impacting children and families in California, who have gone through difficult, oftentimes, traumatic experiences.
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