Article and photos by Urban Alliance staff.

During the Thrive quarterly meeting on November 2, network participants explored ways programs can identify and support families experiencing stress. Research has demonstrated a link between toxic stress and poor developmental outcomes for children. Therefore, early childhood programs have an opportunity to engage relationally with families to better understand their challenges and connect them to the support they need.

To learn more about the levels of stress discussed during the meeting, click here to view a video shared during the meeting.

Thanks to New Dimension Christian Center, Mustard Seed Outreach Center, Our Savior Lutheran Church, St. Agnes Home, Building Healthy Families and Calvary Fellowship for attending!

Interested in learning more about Thrive? Please contact Rosaicela at or 860.986.6052.

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