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First Ever Study of Trauma-Informed Foster Care Shows Stunning Results

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A five-year child trauma study conducted with KVC Kansas shows how to help children in foster care.

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KVC Institute Showcases Virtual Reality to Treat Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

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Virtual reality has been introduced into mental and behavioral healthcare treatment, and KVC is showcasing this technology all around the world.

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Study Reveals Emotional Stress Affects Brain, Heart Health

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A new study shows how stress affects health overall & the brain. Learn more about the study & how KVC is helping to treat children who experience stress.

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How Exposure to Violence Changes a Child’s Brain, and How You Can Help

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A new national campaign is raising awareness about the prevalence and impact of children’s exposure to violence and trauma and providing resources for adults to help kids heal from trauma.

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Protecting and Transforming Childhood

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Research has found childhood adversity to be common and harmful, but it’s preventable. Learn how you can help protect and transform childhood.

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Brain Science-Infused Policies Achieve Healthier Outcomes for Children and Families

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A new policy released by the Alliance’s Change in Mind cohort identifies how healthy brain development of children and youth leads to a thriving and prosperous society.

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The Brain Can Change… And That Changes Everything

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KVC is expanding its neuroscience initiative. That includes developing new hands-on brain development tools for professionals and families and sharing information to influence policymaking.

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The Biological Consequences for Children Living in Poverty… and What We Can Do

Highly segregated, low-income neighborhoods such as Ferguson, MO, are experiencing a toxic stress epidemic. As parents become overwhelmed, children miss out on positive interactions needed for healthy brain development.

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Documentary Series Reframes Child Health and Development in America

The Raising of America is a new five-part documentary series that explores how conditions faced by children and their families during infancy and the early years can literally alter the developing brain and affect a child’s future success—in school and in life.

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Improving Early Childhood Development with Words

In this TEDxAtlanta talk, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald discusses how baby’s brains are hardwired to learn, and how the number of words a child hears by age three can be an indicator for their performance in school and life.

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