October 2020

Monthly updates on the latest content, events, and more from
the Center on the Developing Child

Health and Learning Are Deeply Interconnected in the Body

An Action Guide for Policymakers
Science tells us more clearly than ever how the conditions and environments in which children develop affect lifelong health as well as educational achievement. How can we apply this knowledge to design better policies and services for children and families that will impact both learning and health? Three key points drawn from the science and our recent working paper can help.

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The Brain Architects Podcast: New Episodes!
From brain architecture to toxic stress to COVID-19, The Brain Architects podcast brings together experts and practitioners from pediatrics, social services, and education, among other disciplines, to explore what we can do during the early years to ensure that all children have a strong foundation for future development and lifelong health.
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We're Hiring! 

Digital Solutions Developer
Do you have high-level technical skills, a passion to learn and grow, and a commitment to mission-driven work? The Center is excited to welcome to our team a Digital Solutions Developer to oversee the continuing updating and expansion of our web presence and other digital tools in order to maximize the impact of the knowledge generated by the Center and our affiliates. 
In this role, the Digital Solutions Developer will also have the opportunity to develop and implement new digital tools, including a data-driven Knowledge Management System, to help the Center achieve its vision of an equitable world where all kids are able to live up to their full potential.

New Translations


How Poverty and Trauma Affect Brain Development
In this presentation to the National Press Foundation, Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. discusses how leveraging advances in the biology of adversity and resilience can reduce inequalities in life outcomes. Swati Adarkar, president and CEO, Children’s Institute in Portland, Oregon, also presents.

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Media Coverage

How Do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Children's Development?
The Science Times | October 8, 2020

5 Ways Trauma And Poverty Affect Childhood Development
Forbes | October 7, 2020
Pandemic increases hardships on families, children
North Carolina Health News | September 30, 2020
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