Putting Kids First: Our Finest Opportunity to Transform Future Generations
Despite our nation’s amazing technological advancements, abundant material wealth, world-class education and research institutions, and unparalleled medical care, American children and youth continue to suffer stunning levels of physical, mental and emotional pain.
If the true measure of a society is in how its treats its children, we do not measure up well at all. While we often proclaim that children are our “most precious resource,” the facts paint a much different picture of childhood in America.
But there is hope. New insights from developmental neuroscience, pediatric psychiatry and educational psychology provide today’s adults with the opportunity to transform how America cares for and educates its children.