Tag: Chaffee County Early Childhood Council

Chaffee County Early Childhood Council public event to focus on Senate Bill 63

“This is an opportunity for families to influence state policy and increase Chaffee access to infant care and licensed home child care. Senate Bill 63 requires the Colorado Department of Human Services, in consultation with local stakeholders, to create a State Action Plan to increase licensed home providers and infant child care. This is a critical need in this county.”

Janine Pryor, MS
Chaffee County Early Childhood Council Coordinator

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‘Launch Together’ highlights Early Childhood Trauma Prevention pilot for rural areas

“The more adversity you have, the worse the outcomes can be, and that includes earning potential, maintaining relationships, jobs … we’re talking about adverse starts that can take 20 years off a child’s life and the trauma can be inter-generational. Toxic stress is just that – it can be financial, the family environment, it can be addictions, long-term postpartum depression, all contribute to toxic stress. Toxic stress changes the brain.”

Aylet Talmi, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine and Childrne’s Hospital of Colorado

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