Risk of Toxic Stress for Children: Using Census Data to Target Services

Report by Institute for Urban Policy Research, Timothy M. Bray, PhD
June 2017

Much has been written about Toxic Stress at the individual level, but little has been done to develop a macro-level understanding of prevalence of risk. This paper uses the 2015 American Community Survey Public Use Micro Sample data to identify 8 risk factors for toxic stress and estimate their individual and joint prevalence among children in Dallas County, Texas.