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Hospital program coaches parents to help alleviate ‘toxic stress’ in babies and toddlers
Southern California Public Radio

An innovative program run by Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is trying to head off mental health issues in older children by improving their home lives when they’re babies and toddlers.

Through its “early childhood mental health program,” the hospital sends therapists into the homes of hundreds of kids who are showing signs of anxiety, trauma and stress that can pile up causing what experts call “toxic stress.”

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