Brains: Journey to Resilience

You’ve read Harvard Working Paper 13, but have you seen the movie? This new video by the AFWI explains the Harvard research and the FrameWorks resilience scale metaphor with high fidelity to the science. Plus: jokes.

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About the Initiative

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) mobilizes knowledge about early brain development and its connection to lifelong physical and mental health, including addiction. We bring together stakeholders from many callings to collaborate on health solutions that will directly impact families and individuals.

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Understanding Motivation: Building the Brain Architecture That Supports Learning, Health, and Community Participation

This Working Paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains the science behind motivation–the “wanting” system and the “liking” system–as well as how those systems develop, and how that development can be disrupted. It also dives into the implications of the science for parents, caregivers, and teachers, as well as policy and public systems.

JAMA Pediatrics Article Highlights ACEs

Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has published the article "Using Science to Reduce Health Consequences of Early Childhood Adversity."

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Brain Story Certification

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