#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/2: How Child Toxic Stress is Bad for Health

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Without responsive relationships with caring adults, children experiencing trauma may face developmental delays and health problems later in life.
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Child toxic stress is bad for health.

Strong, frequent, or prolonged toxic stress response in childhood can disrupt the development of brain architecture and other organ systems.

Without responsive relationships with caring adults, children these children face developmental delays and health problems later in life. But many don’t understand of how childhood trauma impacts kids’ brains, bodies, and behavior.

Let’s use #SaludTues on April 2, 2019, to tweet about toxic stress problems and solutions to celebrate National Stress Awareness Month in April.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Child Toxic Stress is Bad for Health”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: Turnaround (@Turnaround); Center for Youth Wellness (@CYWSanFrancisco); We Stress Health (@WeStressHealth);
  • and America’s Promise (@AmericasPromise).
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #stressawareness

We’ll open the floor to science, your experiences and stories, and best practices as we explore:

  • How toxic stress change a child’s brain;
  • The short- and long-term outcomes of toxic stress during childhood; and
  • Immediate actions schools, communities, and healthcare professionals can take toward helping children.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your stories, and resources to help promote awareness of child toxic stress during National Stress Awareness Month!

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

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