Children’s advocates have been working hard to build public and political will to enhance funding for programs that support early childhood development. But these advocates have faced a major challenge: helping the public understand the complex neuroscience that undergirds these programs. Thankfully, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation not only understands the science of plasticity, but is willing to back it up with significant investments.
Framing for Change
Those advocating for deep reform of our childcare system face a set of framing challenges--cultural mindsets that complicate the ability to advance ideas and generate broad support for necessary...
Talking About Racism in Child and Family Advocacy
As the field seeks to lead a more public conversation about the impacts of racism on children and families—and about how racism structures the systems that children and families interact...
Strengthening Youth Mental Health
Cultural mindsets complicate efforts to increase awareness of, build understanding on, and boost support for the systems reforms necessary to better support positive mental health and resilience...