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Social and Behavioral Determinants of Toxic Stress

In this science talk, David Williams looks at the social and behavioral factors that play a role in triggering toxic stress for children and adults.

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Why Do Some Children Respond to an Intervention and Others Don’t?

In this science talk, Nathan A. Fox talks about the limitations of traditional early childhood intervention studies, which examine the effects of programs on large groups of children with the hope that one size fits all.

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Using Brain Science to Build a New 2Gen Intervention

In a “TED-style talk,” Stephanie M. Jones describes a new intervention that links the science of brain development with supports for adults and children.

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Parenting for Brain Development and Prosperity

Philip A. Fisher, a senior fellow at the Center, presents at 2013 NBC News’ Education Nation Summit in New York City. His talk explains why positive, reciprocal interactions between caregivers and children can have enormous positive effects on children’s development and lay the groundwork for a prosperous future.

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Using Brain Science to Create New Pathways out of Poverty

EMPath CEO and Frontiers of Innovation associate Beth Babcock spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet about taking a science-informed approach to breaking the cycle of poverty. Her talk explains how poverty impairs the development of executive function in the brain, and shares the success of new coaching models that allow clients to practice and rebuild their executive function skills.

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Stimulating Minds and Protecting Brains

Center director Jack P. Shonkoff’s Education Nation talk was part of a session on the science of early brain development and how it affects lifelong learning, behavior, and health. The two-day summit, held during September of 2011, brought together educators, parents, policymakers, elected officials, business leaders, students, and others to discuss pressing topics in American education.

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