Self-Paced Course: Early Childhood, Toxic Stress, and Adverse Childhood Experiences


Register and participate in this FREE self-paced course on ACEs and toxic stress:


Course Description:

Those working with young children have long known the importance of early experiences and relationships in healthy child development. Newer terms such as toxic stress and ACES are used when describing these not-so-new ideas, and are particularly important when working with families impacted by substance abuse.  During this online training, learners will expand their current knowledge about early development to include up-to-date science that is accessible and useful in daily real-life interactions. Using a case-based approach, participants will apply new knowledge to familiar scenarios to enhance their engagement with high-risk young children and families.



After completion of this training, learners will:

  1. Distinguish healthy stress and experiences from toxic stress and ACES.
  2. Connect early development milestones to safe, supportive relationships.
  3. Apply lessons learned to infants and children exposed to parental substance use.


Note:  This New England PTTC self-paced course is hosted on the PTTC Network online learning platform  You will need to create a free account to register and participate in the course.  After you have created your free account you will be able to register and participate in this free, self-paced course.  You will then also be set up to access in participate in all future New England PTTC self-paced courses and webinars.  


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