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Life is Good Playmakers train childcare professionals and organizations in play-based practices designed to create life-changing relationships and optimal environments where our most vulnerable kids can heal, learn, and grow.

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Early Childhood Trauma Has Long Term Impacts

Obesity
Heart Disease
Lung Cancer
Suicide
Depression
Anxiety
Diabetes
Early Death
Health Risk Behaviors
Disability
Our Cause
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Traumatic experiences — including poverty, violence, and illness — have a negative, lasting effect on kids' health and well-being.
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Our Impact
Optimism Over Adversity
Positive relationships with adult caregivers mitigate the impacts of ACEs.
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Our Work
Playmakers
A Playmaker spreads the power of optimism by creating healing, life-changing relationships with kids who need healing.
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…more than 1 million kids a year have access to a trained Playmaker.

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For some kids Life is Good, for many others, it is not.
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Childhood trauma is the single greatest public health threat facing our nation’s children.
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We believe that every child is only one Playmaker away from becoming a happy, healthy adult.
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Playmakers Help Kids Heal.

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