Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada, Kids Have Stress Too! helps parents and caregivers understand childhood stress and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress. Stress among children is estimated to have increased 45% over the past 30 years. The good news is that building emotional health and resiliency can help children concentrate, learn, interact more successfully and deal with other stressors they may face in their lives.
This program has been offered by CMHA-NL’s regional offices and includes a range of resources and workshops designed for parents, those who work with young children in early learning settings, and for classrooms. By helping children learn positive coping strategies to deal with stress, you can help build their resiliency and prevent stress from escalating to distress and anxiety.