Patient Education Materials:
If you are a healthcare provider or healthcare organization and would like to consult with the FSU Center for Child Stress & Health, please contact us. Consultation services are available via video conference and typically address issues related to:
While the FSU Center for Child Stress & Health is not a treatment center, we have a variety of resources that both healthcare providers and patients/families can access.
Information for Community Health Workers/Promotoras & Health Information Brokers
Now available for download: Break the Cycle, Toxic Stress Training Curriculum. The purpose of this training curriculum is to prepare Community Health Workers/Promotoras and Health Information Brokers with the information, skills and concepts they will need to become effective in their role as part of the health care support system. The curriculum provides information on toxic stress and its impact on health as well as provides recommendations that can be shared with parents and family members of children who have experienced toxic stress. Curriculum will soon be available in Spanish and Creole.
Information for Health Psychologists
Now available for download: Toxic Stress Screenings in Primary Care: A Curriculum for Health Psychologists. This is an introductory presentation for psychologists working in primary care/healthcare settings. Positive, tolerable, and toxic stress is defined and the effects of adverse childhood experiences on health are outlined. Different behavioral health interventions are suggested for addressing toxic stress.
Community Resources Guide – Southwest Florida
The Community Resources Guide is now available for download. The guide provides a list of resources and referrals in the Southwest Florida area – including early childhood education services, food & financial assistance, social services and much more. Families/caretakers, healthcare providers, educators and other professionals in the Southwest Florida region may access the guide for referrals and resources.
Links to other Resources:
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Dube SR, Fairweather D, Pearson WS, Felitti VJ, Anda RF, Croft JB. Cumulative childhood stress and autoimmune disease. Psychom Med. 2009;71:243–250.
Brown DW, Anda RF, Felitti VJ, Edwards VJ, Malarcher AM, Croft JB, Giles WH. Adverse childhood experiences and the risk of lung cancer. BMC Public Health. 2010;10:20.
Brown MJ, Thacker LR, Cohen SA. Association between adverse childhood experiences and diagnosis of cancer. PLoS One. 2013 June;8(6):e65524.
Anda R, Tietjen G, Schulman E, Felitti V, Croft J. Adverse childhood experiences and frequent headaches in adults. Headache. 2010;50(9):1473-81.
Barile JP, Edwards VJ, Dhingra SS, Thompson WW. Associations among county-level social determinants of health, child maltreatment, and emotional support on health-related quality of life in adulthood. Psychol Violence. 2014 Oct.
Corso PS, Edwards VJ, Fang X, Mercy JA. Health-related quality of life among adults who experienced maltreatment during childhood. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:1094–1100.
Dong M, Giles WH, Felitti VJ, Dube, SR, Williams JE, Chapman DP, Anda RF. Insights into causal pathways for ischemic heart disease: adverse childhood experiences study. Circulation. 2004;110:1761–1766.
Other References on Toxic Stress:
2012 Technical Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics: The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress