Addressing toxic stress and trauma in Native Communities: The promise of home visiting

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children face a disproportionately high risk of exposure to adversity during childhood, but also have unique strengths in terms of culture and parenting norms. This combination necessitates a discussion of how best to address toxic stress, trauma, and the related detrimental health effects to promote resilience among AIAN children. The webinar, “Addressing Toxic Stress and Trauma in Native Communities: The Promise of Tribal Home Visiting,” includes an overview of toxic stress and how it affects AIAN child health, followed by an overview of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, and a presentation from a Tribal Home Visiting grantee actively working to address toxic stress in one tribal community.

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