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STARLINGs

WE GATHER AND

CONNECT, SO THAT

ALL KIDS

ARE ABLE TO

RISE RESILIENT.

#RESILIENCEONREPEAT

why we EXIST

CHILDREN DO NOT GET A CHOICE IN THE KIND OF HOME ENVIRONMENT THEY ARE RAISED IN. 

 

BUT AS A COMMUNITY, WE HAVE A CHOICE IN THE KIND OF COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS THEM .

AWARENEss

TO GROW OUR COMMUNITY WITH AN EMPATHETIC UNDERSTANDING OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND ITS IMPACT ON A CHILD'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.

STATS

  • 1 in 3 children have experienced abuse

  • 16% of children have experienced 4 or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

  • In 2017, 18.6% of children under 18 (1,356,980) were living in poverty

SCIENCE

Without protective factors to buffer the TOXIC stress from ACEs (including, from chronic poverty, racism, abuse, neglect, living in a home where mental illness and addiction exist), a child's brain may adapt in ways that increases their risk for later mental illness, addiction, social, behavioural, and physical issues. 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Protective factors include:

emotionally and physically safe and

nurturing environments 

caring relationships to other adults

Access to culture and spirituality

WE ARE ALL A PART OF

THE VILLAGE THAT IS RAISING THE KIDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

 

WHAT WILL YOUR

CONTRIBUTION BE?

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