News Category: toxic stress

Pediatricians on the Frontlines of Poverty

March 10, 2016

When taking your child to the doctor for a well-child visit, the appointment normally includes a physical exam, checking your child’s growth and development, vaccinations, and asking your doctor any questions you may have. Now, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) is recommending that doctors add another component to these visits: screening for poverty.

Toxic Stress 101

Nov. 10, 2014

What is toxic stress? Go to our new Storify on the topic for invaluable resources and links to research, news articles, CFRP's toxic stress infographic and more at

Infographic - Toxic Stress: Here Today, Here Tomorrow

Nov. 10, 2014

Research shows that toxic levels of stress in early childhood can result in physiological changes that increase the risk of cognitive and physical developmental problems in adolescence and adulthood. The infographic below, "Toxic Stress: Here Today, Here Tomorrow" illustrates what toxic stress is and its impacts, and also highlights some findings in Texas. 

Special Event - Toxic Stress and Early Childhood: What Policy Makers and Funders Need to Know

Oct. 24, 2014

Toxic Stress and Early Childhood: What Policy Makers and Funders Need to Know

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Texas State Capitol Auditorium & Legislative Conference Center | 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

Infographic - Stressed from the Nest: Early Stressors for Children of Unmarried Parents

May 7, 2014

The Brookings Institution is talking this morning about how to help disadvantaged kids overcome chronic stress. See our new infographic that shows how children born to unmarried parents are exposed to stressful environments as newborns and even before birth.

Home Visiting, An Opportunity to Reduce Toxic Stress

Nov. 8, 2013

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, David Bornstein emphasized the importance of understanding the negative influence that toxic stress has on children’s long-term health and social outcomes.