- Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - https://developingchild.harvard.edu -

Stress Fractures: A developing brain exposed to a stressful environment can cause a lifetime of pain

This story on toxic stress highlights several new programs aimed at preventing and reducing toxic stress for children, including the Best Start for Kids program in King County, Washington State, which is focusing its support on pregnant mothers, educating new families, and caring for children between infancy and five years of age. National Scientific Council on the Developing Child member Megan Gunnar is interviewed and explains the science behind toxic stress.

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