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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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The KVC Institute Shares a Big Idea for Transforming Foster Care in America

The KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation today released its “Big Idea” campaign describing how public and private agencies and other stakeholders can transform foster care in America.

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KVC Health Systems Selected for International Brain Science Initiative

KVC is one of 15 nonprofit organization selected to participate in an initiative called, “Change in Mind: Applying Neurosciences to Revitalize Communities.”

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Every Parent Can Build His or Her Child’s Brain

New science has found that a child’s brain develops most rapidly during the first 5 years of life. Adult-child relationships are vital to growing a strong brain and creating neural connections.

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Addiction: Everything You Think You Know About It Is Wrong

The likely cause of addiction has been discovered and it’s not what you think. Johann Hari’s TEDTalk lands on a factor which is also key to KVC’s Safe & Connected practice model.

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Strength-Based Parenting Helps Children Cope With Stress

Positive stress teaches children to draw on their personal strengths to cope with the demands that lead to stress.

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