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Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

This piece, first published on November 27, 2013, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Meeting Children’s Socioemotional Needs

Evidence suggests that children exposed to social and emotional learning programs with mindfulness practices show significant improvements in executive functions, well-being, social behavior, and academic performance.

Editor’s Note: Looking Back on Fifty Years of Head Start

The Head Start Program turns fifty this year, and it has earned its fair share of both supporters and detractors. The Child and Family team looks at some of the perspectives constituting the conversation.

Staying Positive: How Middle Schoolers’ Attitudes About Themselves Influence Academic and Emotional Outcomes

For many students, their time spent in middle school is characterized by upheaval and vulnerability. New data, however, suggests that students’ perception of their own intelligence and well-being has a significant impact on their success.

Protecting Our Kids: Domestic Violence, Corporal Punishment, and Risk

Parental attitudes toward domestic violence and corporal punishment directly inform whether children are at risk for physical or psychological violence.

Confronting an Unseen Problem: Abuse and Its Long-Term Effects on Incarcerated Juveniles

A new study suggests widespread abuses in detention facilities for juveniles are associated with a host of negative long-term effects, from post-traumatic stress to criminal involvement.

India’s Midday Meal Program: A Safety Net for Children’s Health

India’s Midday Meal Program provides a cushion for children’s health during times of drought and economic shock.

Holes in the Safety Net: Why Eligible Families Don’t Fully Participate in Assistance Programs

In Maryland, the lowest-income families aren’t signing on for the public assistance for which they’re eligible.

Enduring Damage: The Effects of Childhood Poverty on Adult Health

For young children, poverty’s most damaging effects manifest over time.