My professional opinion is that public awareness campaigns promoting early language and literacy skills would be more effective if they were paired with a campaign about the need to screen children for developmental-behavioral problems.

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In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama once again highlighted the importance of high-quality, affordable childcare. In his remarks, the President framed early childcare as an important economic issue: “It’s time we stop treating childcare as a side issue, or a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.”

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Getting to Our Roots

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, two internationally renowned speakers and a task force representing dozens of the Shelby County’s most respected leaders will release notable new data linking chronic exposure to adverse events during childhood to negative adult outcomes.

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Domestic violence has often been called an invisible crime, but all that changed when a professional football star was photographed beating his fiancée and his modest punishment by the National Football League sparked widespread outrage.

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The first luxury to go in a new parent’s life is sleep! Not only do children require diaper changes and feedings throughout the night, but it can be a struggle to get them to sleep to begin with. Numerous articles and papers have been written on the subject, all with different suggestions.

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