Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program


The Raising of America

November 12, 2014

The Raising of America - Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation

Dr. Victor Carrion appears in this forthcoming documentary series for national PBS broadcast and video release that reframes how we look at early child health and development. It illustrates how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, stronger and more equitable America.



Dealing With Psychological Trauma in Children

September 8, 2014

Psychology Today
Dr. Victor Carrion discusses the expected reactions to traumatic events in children and the typical manifestations of childhood PTSD. Access full test of article »


Sonima Foundation on PBS Special featuring "Low-income students combat stress with mindfulness"

March 29, 2014

Sonima Foundation
Sonima Foundation highlights on the story on PBS about yoga being taught at Cesar Chavez Academy
in East Palo Alto, California, in order to combat PTSD in Junior High School kids. Access full test of article »


East Palo Alto School Implements Yoga for Students

March 29, 2014

The Campanile
Stanford University researchers John Rettger and Michael Fu teach seventh grade students at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto to cope with their stress by practicing yoga. Access full test of article »

Trauma is Normal and Needs To Be Treated

March 28, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly
Dr. Victor Carrion advises intervention to stem effects of abuse and the need for treatment for individuals who have experienced traumatic events.
Access full text of article »


Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Kids

March 17, 2014

KALW Local Public Radio
City Visions talks with educators and researchers about an innovative program at Stanford that is helping kids address stress through mindfulness
and yoga. Listen! »


Low-Income Students Combat Stress With Mindfulness

March 3, 2014

"At Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto, Calif., 7th graders are learning yoga as a way to cope with the stress of life in a community rife with homelessness, shootings and gang war trauma. By teaching these children to pay close attention to their breathing and movements, Stanford University researchers are hoping they will focus better in school and beyond." Access full text of article »



Med students awarded Schweitzer Fellowships lead health-care programs for underserved youth

January 2, 2014

Two Stanford School of Medicine students are among the 11 recipients of this year’s Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Michael Fu and Karen Hong, both second-year med students, chose projects that align with their personal values of providing community service and working with youth. Access full text of article »



How to Talk to Children About Gun Violence, From Packard Children’s Hospital Trauma Expert

CarrionMarch 18, 2013

"Grim images of gun incidents spanning from Newtown, Conn., to Los Angeles have filled news reports of late, presenting a challenge for parents whose children are exposed to these events, whether by television, newspaper or the Internet. And with the Senate Judiciary Committee's March 14 vote to ban assault weapons and boost funding for school security, gun violence is a topic that continues to be very much in the public eye." Access full text of article »


How to Talk to Children About Gun Violence

March 25, 2013

Stanford professor, Dr. Victor Carrion, joined radio host, Ronn Owens, and took listener calls on how to talk to children about gun violence. Listener inquiries and Dr. Carrion's discussion created a fascinating forum describing how PTSD is changing kids lives. Listen! »



Kids These Days! Stressed Out Kids: Early Life Stress Research at Stanford

Stressed ChildMay 18, 2011

Dr. Hilit Kletter discusses caregiver stress - the stress of being the parent or the person in charge. Parents may be unaware of how the way in which they handle stress (or don't) is being observed and absorbed by their kids. Listen to Dr. Kletter discuss the Early Life Stress Research Program at Stanford University research on kids and stress and the development of treatment methods to help stressed kids become more resilient. Listen! »


NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis looks at the mental well being of Tennessee’s youth

July 8, 2011

NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis
Dr. Victor Carrion discusses how traumatic stress impacts the physical and psychological development of children.


Childhood trauma linked to higher rates of mental health problems and obesity, says Stanford/Packard psychiatrist

CarrionJune 8, 2011

Inside Stanford Medicine
Dr. Victor Carrion describes research findings that suggest children exposed to traumatic events are more susceptible to learning and behavior problems and obesity. Access full text of article »



Exploring the Link Between Child Abuse and Brain Chemistry

April 11, 2011

City Visions Radio
Dr. Victor Carrion, Katie Albright, and Dr. Nadine Burke speak about the impact of post-traumatic stress on child development. Listen »



Michigan On-Court Tragedy Tests School Coping Skills

Education World, 2011

Dr. Victor Carrion provides guidelines for educators about how to respond to trauma in the school. Access full text of article »




Talking to kids about the Haiti earthquake

Dr. Victor Carrion discusses common reactions to natural disasters and how parents can provide support to their children


Science Bulletins: Brains Change with Trauma

YouTube Video
American Museum of Natural History


Stanford Cue Centered Treatment Presentations

Strom, L. (2011). “Treating children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a school based setting: An introduction to Stanford Cue Centered Therapy (CCT)”. Presented March 26, 2011 at the national American Counseling Association (ACA) conference, New Orleans, LA.

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