Starting Early

January 20, 2015

Publication: The Connecticut Mirror

Featured Expert: Megan R. Gunnar


This four-part series from journalist Arielle Levin Becker takes an in-depth look at the effects of severe childhood adversity on mental and physical health. Together, the articles detail how toxic stress impacts the body, the protective effects of a secure relationship with a caregiver, and ways to identify and prevent problems that threaten child well-being. The piece features the Center’s findings on toxic stress, as well as interviews with Frontiers of Innovation network member Kia Levey and National Scientific Council on the Developing Child member Megan Gunnar.

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