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1-2-3 Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers This toolkit was developed by public health nurses with the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) Weaving Bright Futures Program. Their goal was to improve the resilience of caregivers and the children in their care. It is intended to support caregivers on their journey toward trauma sensitivity. It is organized by topic. Each topic contains a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and suggestions on where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids. Each toolkit topic builds upon the previous ones. Website
10 Alternatives to Restraining a Child with Special Needs The purpose of restraining is to keep something from continuing to take place, and is often a last resort. Here are 10 different strategies that parents and caregivers can try to minimize and avoid physical restraining their children, that may help prevent the need for it at all Website
10 Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs Check out these safety tips from the National Lekotek Center for all children to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween! Document
10 Safety Coloring Signs for Kids We've put together 10 fun coloring pages to increase kids' awareness around the house and on the street. The safety signs feature a friendly penguin and include fun facts to help them remember each sign. Whether you decide to hang them up in your home or enjoy them as a coloring activity, these safety signs will teach your kids valuable safety rules. Website
10 Summer Safety Tips June, July, and August are more dangerous for children than other months. Here at Child Trends, our summer safety tips are based on -- what else? -- Data! Website
10 Things Every Child Needs (Videos) At birth, an infant's brain is only 25 percent of the size of an average adult's brain. Incredibly, by age 3, a child's brain has grown to 90 percent of that an adult's brain. During infancy and early childhood, children are flooded with new experiences that impact their brain development. The first 3 years of a child's life offer parents and other caregivers an amazing opportunity to shape the child's growth and form healthy habits that will last a lifetime. This site offers 10 videos discussing ways to facilitate child development from birth to three. Website
100 Tricks To Help You De-Stress Here's a set of 100 expert and research-backed ways to relax, whether you have five minutes, five hours, or five weeks. Website
5 things to know about the opioid epidemic and its effect on children Opioids are highly addictive drugs, available in illegal forms like heroin, or legal ones, available through a prescription, like oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine. A drastic increase in the abuse of prescription opioids has gained national attention on multiple fronts, and for good reason. This is what you need to know about the epidemic and how it affects children. Website
50 Calm-Down Ideas to Try with Kids of All Ages Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn't the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these 50 calm-down techniques. Document
8 Things to Remember About Child Development Experiences in the earliest years of life form the foundation of brain architecture, for better or for worse. Learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan are all built on that foundation. Website