HARVARD CENTER ON THE DEVELOPING CHILD
Drawing on the full breadth of intellectual resources available across Harvard University’s schools and affiliated hospitals, the Center on the Developing Child generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of improving life outcomes for children in the United States and throughout the world.
Below you will find examples of knowledge-translation papers and scholarly articles that have been supported in part through the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI).
Harvard Working Papers
The Center on the Developing Child publishes Working Papers designed to bring the science of early childhood and early brain development to bear on public decision-making.
RSC/CAHS EXPERT PANEL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (Joint)
The Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences have convened an expert panel to investigate the complex interaction of biological, social, and environmental factors in early childhood and how this affects adolescent and adult mental health. The expert panel's report is now available at the link below. The report concludes that a synthesis of knowledge produced over the last 10 years clearly converges in showing a predictive association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) early in life and a variety of maladaptive outcomes later in life. The Panel asserts that developmental periods are linked together such that success in one phase of child development can have a significant influence on success or difficulty in later development. The focus of the report is on what we know and what we should be doing in earlier stages of development prior to those stages when behaviour and mental health problems manifest themselves.