Tag: Child Welbeing

How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

| June 29, 2015
How does the ‘toxic stress’ of poverty hurt the developing brain?

A growing body of research shows that the stress of growing up in poverty can have long-term effects on children’s brains and cognitive development. How can so-called “toxic stress” be prevented?PBS NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports in this latest story from the continuing public media series “Chasing the Dream.” Thompson is currently a fellow with the […]

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Call To Action – Indian Child Welfare Act – May 18th Deadline

| April 17, 2015
Call To Action – Indian Child Welfare Act – May 18th Deadline

The public only has until May 18, 2015 to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose changes to the minimum Federal standards in the Indian Child Welfare Act. Those changes would adversely impact the removal of Indian children from their families and place those children in foster and adoptive homes or institutions without consideration […]

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