Kids Thrive

Child KidsFirst_images_Part1 Webemotional development is like a scale that has two sides. One side gets stacked with negative things, like stress, violence and poverty, while the other side gets loaded with positive things, like supportive relationships, skill-building opportunities and challenges, good jobs, and access to quality health care.

There are interventions and supportive programs to help parents and caregivers counter balance the negative cognitive effects of prolonged and significant adversity.


Local Resources & Programs

Find information about local resources and programs that support kids and families.

Websites on Social Emotional Development

See websites with more information on social emotional development.

Related Websites for Families