Braid Mission

Resources

Links

When ACEs Are Held By More Than One Generation, The Outcomes Are Concerning

New studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how Adverse Childhood Experiences affect multiple generations.
View Resource about When ACEs Are Held By More Than One Generation, The Outcomes Are Concerning

Does Privatized Foster Care Put Kids at Risk?

In search of efficiencies, many states have at least partially privatized their systems.
View Resource about Does Privatized Foster Care Put Kids at Risk?

It’s All About the Receptors, Baby!

A great explanation of how cortisol affects energy and behavior, especially those who are exposed to toxic stress.
View Resource about It’s All About the Receptors, Baby!

This Breathing Exercise Can Calm You Down in a Few Minutes

A simple breathing technique can provide benefits for those with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
View Resource about This Breathing Exercise Can Calm You Down in a Few Minutes

A Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He’s Not the Same

“There is no greater threat to a child’s emotional well-being than being separated from a primary caregiver. Even if it was for a short period, for a child, that’s an eternity,” said Johanna Bick, a...
View Resource about A Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He’s Not the Same

Foster Parents Often Struggle To Find Doctors To Treat The Kids In Their Care

Foster parents say that even with health coverage, they struggle to meet the extraordinary health needs of their children.
View Resource about Foster Parents Often Struggle To Find Doctors To Treat The Kids In Their Care

Childhood trauma brings its own health problems for foster families

Written from the perspective of a prospective foster parent, this is an excellent and honest synopsis of the types of behaviors foster youth exhibit and how caring adults can respond with patience and love.
View Resource about Childhood trauma brings its own health problems for foster families

Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Parents and Schools Work to Stop the Cycle

The impact of trauma can be tempered with interventions, including ones that focus on building and repairing relationships with adults.
View Resource about Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Parents and Schools Work to Stop the Cycle

Why relationships – not just money – are the key to improving schools

A recent study shows that "social capital" (such as a student's relationship with mentors in the community) has 3-5 times more impact on school performance than funding.
View Resource about Why relationships – not just money – are the key to improving schools