“Plan for the future to have a future”
That quote says it all, doesn’t it?
This is a great video (reblog) explaining the science behind investing in our future, our children. This video features Jack Shonkoff, M.D., Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard. He presents compelling evidence on the “why” and the often difficult “how” on building skills in parents and other adults caring for children.
He points out many programs have failed because they were giving information and advice instead of active skill building, such as skills to cope with adversity, problem solve and develop emotional intelligence. These improve adults’ capabilities to become part of the workforce and to provide “environments of relationships” essential for healthy child development. These environments of relationships start in the family but extend to the community. This makes us all responsible for creating environments of relationships for children that are safe, positive and nurturing because this is also essential for healthy adult development.
He even defines Toxic Stress and its harmful effects.
In 5-minutes, he packed very complex relevant and important information—for all interested in the future– into a simple video presentation of frames and narratives.
Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change
Reblog video from the following link: