This episode of the Look on the Bright Side Podcast is sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse America
Healthy children become healthy adults. And healthy adults contribute to a more productive, equitable, and flourishing society.
Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s premier organization committed to preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens. A pioneer in the field for the past 50 years, PCA America is uniquely positioned to lead the movement to help children and families thrive—today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. Their approach works at two levels—boots-on-the-ground programs as well as actions that impact systems-level change.
Evidence shows that stress and trauma caused by childhood adversity can interrupt healthy child development, and affect how the body responds to stress, putting children and adults at lifelong risk for health issues, like mental illness, depression, heart disease, and substance use problems, as well as economic consequences such as diminished educational achievement and job opportunities.
Preventing childhood adversity is critical to building a more equitable, healthy and prosperous communities. And PCAA knows what works. Preventing adversity starts by eliminating the stresses that can overload parents.
Support the show