Most people will say that they have experienced some form of childhood adversity as defined by their family, cultural, and social context. Why then, do two people who experience the same adversity react differently? We’re still learning about the answer to this question, but what we do know, is that some people have more resources available to help buffer the impact of the adversity on them. For example, a child who lives in a stable family with the financial means to get the support needed to heal, is at less risk of being stuck in poor outcomes, and living life in poverty. In contrast, children and families impacted by intersectional oppression for generations, are at high risk of experiencing multiple acute forms of childhood adversity, which in turn, pushes them into systems addressing poor outcome and poverty.