Trauma & Toxic Stress
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  • Welcome To The Michigan Great Start Trauma Informed System Website

    The purpose of Michigan's Great Start Trauma Informed System is to add a trauma informed approach into our comprehensive early childhood system known as Great Start. The effort is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Administration.

    This site is designed to provide information about the effect of trauma and toxic stress on young children and ways to lessen negative outcomes. Two types of learning format are available – Online self-learning units and a power point presentation for use with groups. The learning formats are designed with several groups in mind, including:

    • Child care providers
    • Early childhood educators
    • Home visitors
    • Parents and caregivers
    • Doctors

    This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health Through Integration grant (grant number H25MC00252), total award $420,000. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. 

Self Learning Units