National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child is a multidisciplinary, multi-university collaboration designed to bring the science of early childhood and early brain development to bear on public decision making. Established in 2003, the Council is committed to an evidence-based approach to building broad-based public will that transcends political partisanship and recognizes the complementary responsibilities of family, community, workplace, and government to promote the well-being of all young children.
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The JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress
The JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress is committed to reducing the prevalence of lifelong health impairments caused by toxic stress in early childhood. This collaborative network draws on the expertise of distinguished scientists and pioneering clinicians. It is uniquely poised to develop science-based theories of change that drive the design, testing, evaluation, and scaling of innovative interventions in community and pediatric settings.
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Other scientific activities sponsored by the Center on the Developing Child include research on brain plasticity, executive function and self-regulation, and program effectiveness.
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