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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Child and Adolescent Development

dad and infant

Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

Early life experiences, whether beneficial or harmful, have a tremendous impact on one’s development, behavior, long-term health and life opportunities. Family and community are among the important buffers for alleviating or preventing the effects of toxic stress.

K-State expert: Communities can help reduce children’s stress

Understanding the Impact of Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress


Better Brains for Babies 

Developmental Milestones: A Guide for Parents
Choosing Care for Your Children
Infant/Toddler Behavior
school age

Is My Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

Helping Your School-Age Child Develop a Healthy Self-Concept

The Importance of Friendship for School-Age Children


Helpful Websites

CDC - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

healthychildren.org - from the American Academy of Pediatrics