Just Released: State of Babies Yearbook 2020
For the 12 million infants and toddlers in the United States, the state where they are born and live during their first three years makes a big difference in their chance for a strong start in life.
The littlest among us face big challenges, and we can’t afford to squander the potential of a single child.
This report was produced by Zero to Three and was released in June 2020. Click to access.
Also newly released: Annie E. Casey KidsCount Data Book:
URGENT: Information for Families/Professionals
LAPEN Annual Summit for Parenting Educators was held on December 3, 2019
Parenting with ACEs & Evidence-Based Practice
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Speakers in 2019 were:
Laura Porter, ACE Interface LLC and Dr. Stephen Phillippi, LSUHSC
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Information
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
LAPEN is a founding member of the Louisiana ACE Initiative. For more info, click here.