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Creating Safe and Supportive Schools: 5 Promising Areas for Policy Change

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Home Sweet Home: The Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative’s Quest to Provide...

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Those who have or work with children would agree that a child's worth is immeasurable. When children grow up in families in which they...

Why Kids Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play

“Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!” Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests that this...

Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Child Development

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Kindergartners Get Little Time to Play: Why Does It Matter?

Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact, it is more like first grade. Researchers have demonstrated...

How Childhood Trauma can Affect Mental and Physical Health into Adulthood

For millions of children in the U.S., poverty, neglect or abuse is a reality of everyday life, though these struggles are often hidden from...

Caught in the Crossfire: Children and Gun Violence

As Child’s World America reflects upon the events that took place at Sandy Hook four years ago, it is vital to recognize that childhood...

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