By

Michael Beaver
FILED  2/ 16/ 2016 BY MARIE K. COHEN We know that chronic abuse and neglect can interrupt a young child’s brain development and result in developmental delays and behavioral problems. We also know that early intervention can mitigate the consequences of early adversity. Yet we are investing almost nothing in early childhood programs to mitigate...
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Halli was only two years old, her birth parents were fighting addiction, and it was not safe for her to stay with them. Since there were no other family members to take Halli in, she was placed in Foster Care. Because of this trauma, Halli had severe developmental delays including trouble communicating though speech, extreme...
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Healthy Greenville awards 22 grants that will benefit children, veterans, elderly By: Liv Osby, The Greenville News Published 6:47 a.m. ET May 1, 2019 At her job as a church secretary in Greenville, Wanda Rivera has health benefits for herself. But coverage for her four children, who range in age from 11 to 18, would...
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Stephanie was a kind-hearted three-year-old with pig-tails and a smile that lit up the room. It all changed when Stephanie started coming to Head Start with her hair down. The teacher found bruises on the back of Stephanie’s neck, the childcare center made a mandated report and a Social Worker got involved. The constant fear...
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Jamal’s family struggled to make ends meet. His father worked three jobs, leaving Jamal’s mom and grandmother taking turns caring for Jamal when he wasn’t at the corner childcare center. Everything was going well until Jamal’s grandmother relapsed into substance abuse. After that, Jamal was never sure where he was going to go to sleep...
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