Research

Kids don’t come with instructions!  Current research on early childhood issues is vital for providers, policy makers and grant writers.

The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain:  This Working Paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains why significant deprivation is so harmful in the earliest years of life and why effective interventions are likely to pay significant dividends in better long-term outcomes in learning, health, and parenting of the next generation.

Effective Strategies for Promoting Preconception Health—From Research to Practice

Children and Grief:  Developmentally Speaking

Newborn Screening Misses Some Deaf Kids Study

Childhood Trauma Takes Visible Toll on Brain

Kansas Baby Facts (Zero to Three Publication)

INBRIEF:  The Science of Early Brain Development (PDF)
The science of early brain development can inform investments in early childhood. These basic concepts, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

KAIMH Mental Health Consultation Program Evaluation (PDF)
Results of a study done by the University of Kansas Data on activities of ECMH consultants in Kansas and the impact of their consultation services on families, providers, and children.

Mental Health First Aid Study (PDF)
Results of a study done by the University of Kansas on the High Plains Mental Health Center Mental Health First Aid program.

2011 Kansas Kids Count Data
Kansas Kids Count County Fact Sheets

Oral Health and School Performance (PDF)
Current research shows that children who are suffering because of tooth decay are more likely to struggle to be successful in school (Oral Health Kansas, September 2012)

RESULTS OF PHYSICIAN SURVEY ON EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES
Kansas Health Institute – August 2012
PDF Version

First 2000 Days
first2000days.org provides information about why early care and learning is important.
PDF Version

Rural Assistance Center
Good resource for grant seekers in rural areas.

www.Childstats.gov
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families.

Theraplay (Evidence-Based Documentation)

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