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The Case for Science-Based Innovation in Early Childhood

April 5, 2016 | Emily Taylor

In this new video, Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., the Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, describes the mission of the Center and its vision for using science to innovate in the early childhood field and fundamentally change the lives of children facing adversity.

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It’s never too early to intervene for at-risk children

August 12, 2015 | NWI

New evidence suggests that early intervention for at-risk children of mothers with bipolar disorder may be helpful.

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Reading teaches children empathy

August 3, 2015 | NWI

The benefits of child literacy are many, and here’s more evidence. This article describes the power of stories to help children understand their own feelings and the feelings of others through empathy.

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Improving practices by understanding the effects of childhood stress

May 12, 2015 |

Numerous studies have concluded that childhood trauma is an all-too-common experience. Moreover, traumatic stress can have lasting impacts on health outcomes. This article, from the Juvenile Justice Exchange, seeks to translate knowledge about trauma into practices that improve results.