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Source: Society for Research in Child Development - Retrieved November 1, 2013
A new two-page policy brief from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Highlighting the Positive Development of Minority Children (October 2013), summarizes a number of facts and findings from the research underscoring the importance of focusing on and learning more about the positive development, adaptation and adjustment of minority children, rather than focusing mostly on maladjustment and adversity. The brief summarizes a longer Social Policy Report, Positive Development of Minority Children (2013), by Natasha Cabrera and the SRCD Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee.
Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University - Retrieved November 1, 2013
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has published a new 6-minute video, InBrief: The Science of Neglect (2013), which explains how significant neglect can harm a young child's development, including cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body's stress response. It also looks at why effective interventions are likely to pay significant dividends in better long-term outcomes in learning, health, and parenting of the next generation. The video provides an overview of The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain (2012), a working paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. A two-page summary is also available.
Source: Common Sense Media - Retrieved November 1, 2013
Common Sense Media has published a new research report, Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 (Fall 2013), which is based on the results of a large-scale, nationally representative survey on the media use of children age zero to eight. The study replicated the methods used in an earlier 2011 study and documents how children's media environments and behaviors have changed since then. See this infographic for highlights. Some findings include:
Source: Autism Speaks - Retrieved October 30, 2013
Autism Speaks has developed a First Concern to Action Tool Kit (2013), which is meant to provide families of children under the age of five with:
The kit is also available in Spanish.