Accession Number PB2013-100511
Title From Neurons to Neighborhoods: An Update: Workshop Summary.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 70p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. More than a decade later, those words have held up well. From Neurons to Neighborhoods, the product of a 2.5-year study, has indeed had legs. Moreover-to extend the metaphor-it stood up and ran on those legs. It called for a fundamental reexamination of the nation's response to the needs of young children and families, drawing upon a wealth of scientific knowledge that had emerged in recent decades. The study shaped policy agendas and intervention efforts at national, state, and local levels. It captured a gratifying level of attention in the United States and around the world and has helped to foster a highly dynamic and increasingly visible science of early childhood development. It contributed to a growing public understanding of the foundational importance of the early childhood years and has stimulated a global conversation about the unmet needs of millions of young children.
Keywords Child development
Children
Families
Global aspects
Intervention
Local agencies
National agencies
Neighborhoods
Nerve cells
Neurons
Public health
Research needs
State agencies
Workshops


 
Source Agency National Research Council Division of Earth Sciences
NTIS Subject Category 57F - Cytology, Genetics, & Molecular Biology
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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