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An unrelenting can-do attitude and a gift for putting puzzles together—these are among the strengths that have made Mary Graham a longtime leader in...

The Proposed Public Charge Rule Will Make Children Hungrier

When children don’t have enough to eat, it makes it harder for them to learn, grow, and thrive. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security...

The Unspoken Truth Behind Teacher Trauma

In the spirit of full disclosure, I want to state out of the gate that I am currently on leave from my position as...

How States Can Improve Well-being for All Children, from Birth to...

Early Childhood is a critical period that determines a person’s ability to reach his or her lifelong health, social, and economic potential. Comprehensive early...

Four Myths We Used To Believe About The Effects of Childhood...

Everyone knows that trauma in childhood can cause problems later in life, but until recently, we totally misunderstood how this happens. Here are four myths...

The Case for Investing in Children Has Never Been Stronger

By the end of fiscal year 2018, the federal government will have spent approximately $331.2 billion (about 8 percent of total spending) on children,...

Trauma Informed Schools: The New ‘New Paternalism’

In 1997, New York University professor, Lawrence M. Mead, edited a book entitled “The New Paternalism: Supervisory Approaches to Poverty.” Mead’s work, spanning more...

Why I Worry About the ACE-Aware Movement’s Impact

Practitioners across a range of disciplines who work carefully and respectfully and operate within the bounds of their professional registrations are perhaps, like me,...

2018 Children’s Budget Summit Highlights: It’s Time to Stop Shortchanging Our...

Last week, First Focus hosted the 2018 Children’s Budget Summit to introduce the 11th annual release of its signature publication, Children’s Budget 2018, which...

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report 2018

Author(s): UNICEF – United Nations Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation Lucia Hug, David Sharrow, Kai Zhong and Danzhen You Published: September 2018 Report Intro/Brief: “The United Nations Interagency...

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