02Dec
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Opinion/Commentary: U.S. should screen all students for trauma

Post Views: 157 As the first person to hold the new role of surgeon general of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is pushing an unprecedented plan to implement universal screenings for childhood trauma within the state’s schools. Childhood trauma is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as an “emotionally painful or distressful” event […]

01Dec
2019
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Study: Parents heavily influence children’s attitude towards school

Post Views: 182 The higher parents’ educational level and socioeconomic status, the more positive children feel about school, according to research published in public policy journal Yhteiskuntapolitiikka on Friday. Inequalities in educational opportunities begin before a child begins schooling, according to the study. As a result, policy alone is not enough to promote educational equality, as family background […]

01Dec
2019
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Children’s poor sleep after concussion point to lower brain function: Aussie research

Post Views: 176 Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child suffers concussion injuries could mean reduced brain function, according to a latest Australian research. Researchers from the University of Queensland studied via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that scans children’s persistent concussion symptoms and their link to poorer recovery outcomes in […]

01Dec
2019
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Google to fund Peruvian research on detecting early autism via cell phones

Post Views: 172 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every 160 children has some type of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological and developmental disorder whose symptoms and severity vary from person to person, negatively affecting the child’s ability to socialize, communicate and speak. Although it is already possible to make early […]

01Dec
2019
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Here’s how we make the internet safer for children

Post Views: 176 This year the World Wide Web celebrates its 30th anniversary. In that time, the internet has transformed every facet of our lives, from how we learn and work, to stimulating economic growth and increasing access to markets. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of […]

30Nov
2019
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Increased screen- time may impact child development: Study

Post Views: 167 Many new findings that conducted recently, revealed that the excessive amount of time spent by children in using their mobile phones, or in watching television, can have a severe effect on their development. A recent study conducted by the University at Albany, the National Institutes of Health and New York University Langone Medical Center, revealed that the […]

30Nov
2019
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Jolene Smith’s passion for children shines at First 5 Santa Clara County

Post Views: 182 When she was young, Jolene Smith dreamt of being a teacher. Growing up in East San Jose in the 1950s she would often play school with the neighborhood kids and take the position at the front of any makeshift classroom. Today, Smith plays a critical role in helping children succeed as the […]

30Nov
2019
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Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know

Post Views: 103 Constipation is uncommon in infancy, particularly in breastfed babies, but it can happen. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer episodes of constipation and diarrhea than formula-fed babies because breast milk is easier than formula to digest. In older children, constipation is common and accounts for about 3% of visits to pediatric outpatient clinics and up to […]

30Nov
2019
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Nunavut’s youth representative calls for greater student involvement in Education Act overhaul

Post Views: 139 Nunavut’s Office of the Representative for Children and Youth wants the territory’s overhaul of its Education Act to give young people more clout. “Asking our young people for their opinion is so important,” said Jane Bates, the representative for children and youth, in her opening comments during the third day of the […]

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