Media Coverage

The following are media coverage highlights from major U.S. and international media outlets of the Center or its affiliated faculty members, initiative members, or partners.

The Guardian: "First Impressions: A virtual experience of the first year of life"

Using virtual reality (VR) technology, the Guardian has created "First Impressions," which enables viewers to explore how a baby sees the world during the first six months of life. National Scientific Council on the Developing Child member Charles Nelson guides viewers through the 360-degree VR experience, explaining the impact of extreme adversity such as neglect on a child's brain development and lifelong health, behavior, and learning.
Published: Apr 11, 2017

The Australian: "Best way to help kids is to help family: child expert"

Australia must find a new way to talk about child welfare based on science rather than persisting with debate mired in politics and ideology, said Center Director Jack Shonkoff, during his visit to Perth at the end of March.
Published: Apr 05, 2017

ABC News Australia: "Interview with Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D."

During a recent visit to Western Australia, Center Director Jack Shonkoff spoke with ABC News about the critical importance of the early years.
Published: Apr 01, 2017

Bridge Magazine: "Fewer homeless veterans. More homeless children in state."

Although a 2006 10-year plan to eliminate homelessness in Michigan has had success in reducing the number of homeless veterans and chronically homeless individuals, the news is not as good for children and families--and may have actually grown worse. National Scientific Council on the Developing Child member Megan Gunnar explains the impact that the ongoing stress of homelessness can have on children.
Published: Jan 12, 2017

CommonHealth: "Expensive Problems: Researchers Say 'High Cost' Adults Can Be Predicted At Age 3"

This blog post and companion radio show explore a new study that suggests that brain health before age 3 may predict a person's cost to society around age 40. These costs included health expenses, such as hospital stays and drug prescriptions, as well as welfare benefits, insurance claims, and criminal court and prison costs. Center Director Jack Shonkoff is interviewed, stressing that children at high risk are not inevitably doomed and that by changing early experiences, we can change outcomes.
Published: Dec 12, 2016

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