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InBrief: How Resilience Is Built (Japanese)

Watch this video, translated into Japanese, to learn how responsive exchanges with adults help children build the skills they need to manage stress and cope with adversity.

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InBrief: The Science of Resilience (Japanese)

Watch this video, translated into Japanese, to visualize the science of resilience, and see how genes and experience interact to produce positive outcomes for children.

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InBrief: What Is Resilience? (Japanese)

Watch this video, translated into Japanese, to learn about the fundamentals of resilience, which is built through interactions between children and their environments.

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The Case for Science-Based Innovation in Early Childhood (Japanese)

Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., describes the mission of the Center on the Developing Child and its vision for using science to innovate in the early childhood field and fundamentally change the lives of children facing adversity. As he states in the video, here in Japanese: “In this field, where we have made progress—no question, […]

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Intergenerational Mobility Project: Building Adult Capabilities for Family Success (Japanese)

The Intergenerational Mobility Project (“The Intergen Project”), a collaborative effort between the Center on the Developing Child and EMPath, has set out with a bold mission to disrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty. By applying science to social service program design, the Intergen Project seeks to mitigate the effects of poverty and its associated stressors […]

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InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health (Japanese)

Science tells us that the foundations of sound mental health are built early in life. Early experiences—including children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers—interact with genes to shape the architecture of the developing brain. Disruptions in this developmental process can impair a child’s capacities for learning and relating to others, with lifelong implications. This edition […]

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InBrief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development (Japanese)

This video from the InBrief series outlines basic concepts from the research on the biology of stress, which show that major adversity can weaken developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert. Science also shows that providing stable, responsive environments for children in the earliest years of life can […]

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InBrief: The Science of Neglect (Japanese)

Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child’s development than overt physical abuse, including subsequent cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body’s stress response. This edition of the InBrief series, here in Japanese, explains why significant […]

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InBrief: Early Childhood Program Effectiveness (Japanese)

This video from the InBrief series, here in Japanese, outlines basic concepts from four decades of program evaluation research which help explain how society can ensure that children have a solid foundation for a productive future by creating and implementing effective early childhood programs and policies. This translation was generously provided by the Japan Association […]

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InBrief: Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning (Japanese)

Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears is like having an air traffic control system at a busy airport to manage the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways. In the brain, this air traffic control mechanism is called executive functioning, a group of […]

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Ready4Routines: Building the Skills for Mindful Parenting (Japanese)

This project supports parents as they work with their children to build regular family routines. By focusing on real-life daily situations such as bedtime and mealtime, the Ready4Routines intervention seeks to strengthen executive function skills in adults and children, while also increasing predictability within young children’s lives. Learn more about Ready4Routines in this video, here […]

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InBrief: Foundations of Lifelong Health (Japanese)

This edition of the InBrief series, here in Japanese, explains why a vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of healthy child development. The video summarizes findings from The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood, a report co-authored by the National Scientific Council on […]

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InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development (Japanese)

This video from the InBrief series, here in Japanese, addresses basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research.

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FIND: Using Science to Coach Caregivers (Japanese)

This video, here in Japanese, describes Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND), a video coaching program that aims to strengthen positive interactions between caregivers and children. It uses select clips of adults engaging with children to reinforce developmentally supportive interactions, or “serve and return.”

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How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life (Japanese)

This video, here in Japanese, looks at how we take on the ordinary, sometimes challenging, tasks of work, school, parenting, relationships, and just managing our busy lives. How do we navigate these tasks successfully? And what can send us off course? Science offers an explanation.

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Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development (Japanese)

This 2-minute video, here in Japanese, explains how toxic stress can weaken the architecture of the developing brain, with long-term consequences for learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health.

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Serve and Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Japanese)

This 2-minute video, here in Japanese, explains why “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives is one of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain.

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Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change (Japanese)

This 5-minute video, here in Japanese, depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

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InBrief: Resilience Series (Japanese)

These videos, here in Japanese, provide an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children.

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Brain Hero (Japanese)

This 3-minute video, here in Japanese, adapts the visual sensibility of interactive game models to a video format. Based loosely on such games as “Guitar Hero,” “SimCity,” and “The Game of Life,” the video portrays how actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can affect life outcomes for both the child and the surrounding community.

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Experiences Build Brain Architecture (Japanese)

This 2-minute video explains how the basic architecture of the brain is constructed through a process that begins early in life and continues into adulthood.

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