PARENTS MAY BE unaware of how the way in which they handle stress (or don’t) is being observed and absorbed by their kids. The Early Life Stress Research Program at Stanford University studies kids and stress, then develops methods to help stressed kids become more resilient. Current research is working in San Francisco Bay area schools with kids who have been involved with or witnessed interpersonal violence – teaching them methods to deal with the trauma and the reminders of that trauma that pop up in every day life.
KTD Contributor Jessica Cochran spoke with the program's lead researcher, Hilit Kletter, to learn more.
This story originally featured on Show 33: Coping with Caregiver Stress.