Toxic Stress

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Play Furniture Evolutions

Partner: Peabody housing association Location: Lambeth, South London Date: 17th January – 28th March 2017 “[Creative Homes] helped us find new ways of playing, you made me realise it’s not about having lots of toys, you can use whatever you have”. – Belinda, mother of three. Hub Manager Helen Maier tells the story of how a piece of […]

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It’s not just a playgroup

Hub Manager and Lead Artist Helen tells the story of two families she met during an 18-week Creative Homes hub and in Mitcham that ran from October to March 2018, in partnership with L&Q housing. When we start a new project we can never predict who we will meet, each time I’m surprised despite myself by just […]

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What Is Toxic Stress and How Does It Affect Children?

“A supportive relationship with a caregiver contributes to the formation of resiliency skills against stress”. – Bruce Perry, Founder, Child Trauma Academy   The environment that a child is raised in has direct and real implications on the quality of that child’s growth and development. A stressful, or chaotic, environment can have immediate effects on […]


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