Thursday, July 21, 2016

Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of children Ages 0-8

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This morning, the National Academies of Medicine released a new consensus study:Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8. The study, conducted by an ad hoc committee of experts, was funded by a cadre of public and private sector partners. Among those were several divisions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Administration for Children and Families, the Health Resources Services Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the U.S. Department of Education; and philanthropic partners including the Bezos Family Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Child Development, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the Packard Foundation.

The committee was tasked with examining the state of the research on parenting and family engagement – including parental knowledge, attitudes, and practices that support healthy child development- and with providing a robust set of policy recommendations and future research directions to help move this work forward.

ACF is eager to analyze the report, together with our partners, and use its findings to inform policy and ultimately better support the families and young children that we serve.

We encourage you to join a webinar today, hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, that will highlight the report’s findings and recommendations. Please visit the following link to register:  https://nasevents.webex.com/nasevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=edc2e2bff39d481baac40ea0ba3d20c1b

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