“A young child’s parent or caregiver is the best shield against the effects of toxic stress.”

“Resilience is a mindset, children need to view challenges as opportunities for growth rather than as catastrophes”


“We saw that things like intractable smoking, things like promiscuity, use of street drugs, heavy alcohol consumption, etc., these were fairly common in the backgrounds of many of the patients…These were merely techniques they were using, these were merely coping mechanisms that had gone into place.”

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