Childhood Injury and Your Child's Brain

Your Child’s Brain

Healthy development is key for your child’s brain, especially during the early formative years (0-5 years old). These years lay down the foundation and building blocks your child will need for lifelong health (emotionally, physically, psychologically), educational achievement, relationships, community involvement and workforce opportunities.

We also know when children experience early injuries or trauma it can impact typical development and have lifelong consequences.

In this section, you will find resources: related to neurodevelopment, executive function skills and social emotional development; for parents, caregivers and professionals who work with children.

Your Child’s Brain Information

Additional  Resources

There are national and statewide resources and events listed below. Please take a look and see how you can support your communities, schools, organizations, and families and bring awareness to the forefront on brain injury and neuro-impairment. 

Center on the Developing Child

What is early childhood development

Center on the Developing Child

Brain Architecture

Center on the Developing Child

Guide to Executive Function

Center on the Developing Child


Center on the Developing Child

Early Childhood Mental Health


Children With TBI

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heads Up Campaign for Youth

Arizona Department of Health Services

Healthy Babies

Arizona Department of Health Services

Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Learn About Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

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