Science Fact

Science tells us that serve and return interactions are essential to the development of brain architecture. When adults interact with children in a caring, responsive way, they help build and reinforce neural connections in a child’s brain that support the development of important cognitive, social, and language skills.

Source: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND)

Washington State 2019 Fatherhood Summit

Fathers, Agency Providers, and community members join the Washington State Interagency Fatherhood Council at The Fatherhood Summit. The Summit will focus on the theme of “Fatherhood Voices Inform Health Transformation Opportunities.” The keynote address, “A Focus on Fathers in Primary Care Pediatrics,” will be presented by Craig Garfield, MD. Dr. Garfield is a professor at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Social Sciences.  We want to elevate fathers voices as we seek action points to move social change forward.

 

Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Washington Frontiers of Innovation

Washington Frontiers of Innovation (WA FOI) is a partnership established in 2011 between The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and Washington State stakeholders.  WA FOI develops, tests, and refines program level and system and policy level science-based portfolios of activities targeting improved outcomes for at risk and vulnerable children, youth and families.  Our aim is to re-envision early childhood investment to stimulate creativity and support experimentation in order to produce significant, population-level change.

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Science tells us that we need to protect young brains from adversity to help them thrive in school and life. Working together toward our goal of reducing poverty in Washington State by 50% by 2025 allows us to create an upward spiral of possibilities to help ensure every child is able to achieve their full human potential.

-- David Stillman, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Social & Health Services Economic Services Administration