Welcome to VITAL!
VITAL is an effort to study and promote the science of relational health and the importance of supportive relationships for the health and well-being of children, and families.
Our purpose is to use the science of relational health and promote its practice among those who work with child well-being in order to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences, mitigate the impact of toxic stress, and improve child health outcomes.
How We Do This
VITAL is designed to identify the latest science, share new resources, and collect practical tools to help you promote relational health. We will do this through this website, providing trainings, and facilitating a community of practice.
Informed by Experts
VITAL is informed by experts in the field who have been conducting research and practicing relational health for years in different forms. Our goal is to build on and align with past successes rather than create new models and practices, unless gaps exist. If we have missed crediting your work, or missed your work, please let us know so we can include it.