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Grace Shallow

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) works with Philadelphia families to improve outcomes for low-income children. By bringing educational materials and lessons into the home, the service providers, who are all from the c...

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Kathi Beeks

17 July 2018

Montana, United States

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Trauma-informed care and social support systems encourage resilience in the face of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). With evidence of strong links between childhood trauma and long-term health, behavioral, and ev...

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Carolyn Said

18 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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To address the lack of licensed child care centers, a San Francisco startup has helped to start 150 in-home care centers in the Bay area, LA, and New York. Wonderschool works closely with caregivers, providing consult...

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Jack Graham

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15 June 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

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Participation in art and music improves cognitive development and fosters social skills in young children. In Bogotá, Columbia, a program developed by Nidos: Art in Early Childhood provides tens of thousands of childr...

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Lauren Villagran

2 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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A Pensacola project is providing new parents with “brain bags”—books to read to their children as well as resources about early childhood development as it relates to language. By educating parents about the impact of...

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Jack Graham

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24 May 2018

Kigali, Rwanda

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Rwanda is approaching an ambitious goal - to be orphanage-free - and it's doing so by working to place children in orphanages with extended family and relatives, foster care, or re-integrating into society with the he...

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Thomas Graham

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12 April 2018

Kingston, Jamaica

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Play encourages early childhood development. Reach Up sends doctors and nurses to show mothers in poverty, who are often overburdened in trying to lessen other disadvantages for their children, how to play with their ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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30 January 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Childhood trauma has lasting effects on development and stress response, but these can be treated with behavioral therapy and proper interventions. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris of the Center For Youth Wellness insists that...

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Martha Dalton

21 December 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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For many parents childcare can be very expensive, however, recently employers have started helping employees overcome this barrier. Little Apron Academy is a childcare center that Home Depot is partnered with and allo...

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Allison Griner

18 December 2017

United States

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A comic book of Syrian folktales takes into consideration the wellbeing of children in a situation otherwise characterized by hardship and trauma. Whether they are living in the warn-torn country or in a refugee camp,...

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Jack Graham

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6 November 2017

United States

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Investing in home-visit programs provides crucial support to low income, first time mothers and reduces overall government healthcare costs. The Nurse-Family Partnership, in coordination with the US Department of Heal...

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Jack Graham

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1 November 2017

Brazil

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Brazil's national Happy Child program, modeled after similar initiatives on the local level and in Jamaica, is working to help parents develop their children's motor coordination and cognitive development. The program...

The New York Times

Suzanne Bouffard

24 October 2017

United States

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Isolating or punitive methods in early childhood education can have a lasting effect on a 'problematic' child, leading to greater behavioural problems. Collaborative Problem Solving techniques, such as 'Plan B', requi...

Kaiser Health News

Anna Gorman

21 August 2017

California, United States

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Home visit programs, where family support workers meet with expecting and new parents, are at risk of not getting funding. Advocates stress the importance of these programs for improving parenting skills, providing a ...

The New York Times

Catherine Saint Louis

30 July 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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From New York to Ohio to California, librarians have teamed up with the USDA summer food service program, along with other non-profits, to feed kids dependent on free/reduced-price lunches during the school year. Usin...

The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

14 June 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans is home to a high number of teens with severe trauma and emotional disturbance, who are underserved in regular school settings. Alternative programs that focus more on 'behavior than academics' are offerin...

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Brittany Schock

25 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community Health Workers in Richmond County work to reduce barriers - including employment, education, smoking, food security or housing - that may contribute to the likelihood of infant mortality. Using the Community...

The Notebook

Greg Windle

16 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students who have experienced trauma, most common in high-poverty areas, are more likely to benefit from counseling and support rather than punishment. However, most large U.S. school districts with high poverty rates...

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Jacy Marmaduke

8 March 2017

Colorado, United States

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High caseworker turnover in Larimer County has led to poorer outcomes for children and high stress for the caseworkers themselves. To help combat this high turnover the salaries have been increased, retention incentiv...

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Susan Scutti

6 March 2017

Maryland, United States

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With rates of childhood obesity increasing around the county, Howard County, Maryland, launched a three-year media campaign to combat sugary drink sales. After looking at data, researchers conclude that soda sales in ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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8 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For women in traditional rehab centres, choosing treatment means leaving their children behind. Family House NOW (New Options for Women), is a residential treatment center in Philadelphia that allows women to live wit...

Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

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6 February 2017

Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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Mounting evidence points to an increasing disparity in the educational achievements of those children who attend and complete pre-school, and those who do not. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters ...

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Sahar Zand

18 December 2016

Tarma, Junín, Peru

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One in three children in Peru are stunted by a lack of nutritious foods in their diet. In 2005, the government gave cash hand-outs to poor mothers, but only on the condition that they had regular health check-ups and ...

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Karla Adams

30 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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An obesity crisis has spread across Britain. A trend in some schools called "the daily mile" has children put their pens down and run or walk a mile every school day.

Detroit Free Press

Ann Zaniewski

30 November 2016

Michigan, United States

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Preschoolers have a lot of strong emotions and tend to internalize whatever they're surrounded by which puts kids from stressful homes at a disadvantage. Al’s Pals is a national elementary curriculum that develops you...

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