Tagged With "Center on the Developing Child"

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Webinar: Leveraging Advances in Science to Achieve Breakthrough Impacts at Scale for Young Children Facing Adversity

Bonnie Berman ·
DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019 TIME: 11:00-11:45am Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, will address how new science is changing how we think about early childhood adversity and resilience – and how early experiences affect lifelong health and development. He will emphasize the need to address (and measure) individual differences in response to adversity and to intervention in very young children. He will also show how we can move...
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ACES/Resilience Surveys w/Parents

Melissa L. McPheeters ·
Hello all, I work at an Early Learning Center and we will be presenting on ACES and Resilience to the parents of preschoolers. One of the aspects we have debated is when to offer them the ACES and Resilience surveys. However, after reading https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/putting-resilience-and-resilience-surveys-under-the-microscope I am wondering what purpose it would ultimately serve (and what unintended consequences it may have) to give parents the surveys. It would be optional, and...
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Hi Melissa - This is a great question, and frequently debated. You will know your audience best. However, in my experience with a wide variety of settings - sharing the ACEs questionnaire within the context of learning, and empowering parents to reflect on their lived experiences. Following the ACEs questionnaire with a resilience questionnaire helps folks see their ACEs and what provided them with resilience - and that can be a springboard for a wider conversation that could include...
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Melissa L. McPheeters ·
Hi Karen, Thank you for the thoughts and reassurance! We have had so much hesitance about bringing this to parents and doing it "right" and it is helpful to have the more seasoned perspectives!
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ISO Trauma-Informed Child Care Programs

Suzanne O'Connor ·
Greetings! I was wondering if anyone is aware of a child care program that would consider themselves "Trauma-Informed" - implementing trauma-informed practices throughout their program. I'd like to reach out to them for an interview, with the potential of being featured in an upcoming publication. Thank you! Suzanne,
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World Premiere: Stress & Resilience: How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It [developingchild.harvard.edu]

By Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, November 13, 2019 When the stress in your life just doesn’t let up, and it feels like you have no support to get through the day—let alone do everything you need to do to be the best parent you can be—it can seem like there’s nothing that can make it better. But there are resources that can help, and this kind of stress—known as “toxic stress”—doesn’t have to define your life. In this video, learn more about what toxic stress is, how it...
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Shannon Lipscomb ·
Hi Suzanne, I just found your post and I'd love to chat with you! I don't run a child care program myself but this is a key area of research and development for me! My team and I have created and are testing out Roots of Resilience: Teachers Awakening Children's Healing. It's designed specifically for child care providers & early childhood teachers working with children impacted by trauma. I also conduct related research to find ways to realize the potential of Early Care and Education...
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Domenica Benitez ·
Hi Suzanne, Shannon, and Leslie - We're researching potential curricula to use specifically with Family Child Care Providers, here in California. Would Roots of Resilience and other references be tailored meet their needs as well? Also, do you know whether any of these qualify for IV-E federal funding/reimbursement? Thank you, in advance
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Bob Lancer ·
I would be delighted to discuss my trauma-informed trainings. I provide accredited trainings to early childhood teachers and family child care providers. So many of these professionals emerge from adverse childhood experiences! My work with them focuses on improving their emotional self-management through the "rebuilding of their mindsets and restructuring their brain patterns". I do this through teaching and training them in The 7 Mindsets demonstrated by those who have overcome life's...
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Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores in New York City, new report finds [chalkbeat.org]

Laura Pinhey ·
Offering all students free lunch helps boost academic performance, a new report, which looked at meal programs in New York City middle schools, shows. The study, out of Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research, assessed the impact of universal free lunch on students who previously didn’t have access to such a meals program. Researchers found “statistically significant” bumps in reading and math state test scores once students attended schools with universal free lunch. One way to...
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Despite Gains, the Emotional Lives of Children Often Forgotten by Our Medical System [centerforhealthjournalism.org]

By A.K. Whitney, Center for Health Journalism, November 11, 2019 I don’t remember the date, or even the time of year, though the medical records tell me it was 1977. I was 6. But I will always remember that day: the gloomy, wood-paneled exam room at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, the hard, high table I sat on, the doctor looming above me as he muttered about swan necks and hammers, though there were no birds or tools in sight. He didn’t bother making eye contact with me. I’m not sure he...
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Linda watts ·
I am in Lawrence Kansas and we are using the Trauma Smart training in several preschools. They are located at Crittenton in Kansas City. Research based and great training. A little costly.
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Shannon Lipscomb ·
Hi Domenica, I am so sorry I missed your inquiry in October! I would be happy to chat with you about Roots of Resilience. We are starting to move into scale-up, so the timing is good! Are you still interested in chatting? My email is shannon.lipscomb@osucascades.edu
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Leslie Lieberman ·
Hi Suzanne look you might want to look at, talk to Head Start, Trauma Smart in Kansas City and/or talk with Chris Blodgett in Washington State about his work with Head Start programs there. Let me know if you need more info.
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