Building a Solid Foundation

Our future relies on the healthy growth and development of today's children. When children are supported by caring adults, they are able to manage stress and develop to their full potential. However, when children face overwhelming moments and the adults in their lives aren’t responsive, the harm isn’t limited to the distress they experience in the moment. Extremely negative experiences can put cracks in the foundation of their future — everything built on top of that cracked foundation is at risk. As adults, we are responsible for ensuring children have the safe, nurturing, and healthy environments they need to be successful — to make sure their foundations are able to support towers they will one day build.