Life Course: Nurturing Early Growth and Development

University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

August 27, 2013

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This issue of Healthy Generations begins with an overview of the life course perspective, serving as the foundation for subsequent articles and materials that explore the framework in greater detail. The contributing authors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and disciplines reflecting its overarching philosophy. The publication includes an exploration of the science of brain development and the impact of early experiences by Dr. Megan Gunnar and follows with a discussion of adverse childhood experiences research. Dr. Glenace Edwall provides an overview of the importance of evidence-based practices in early childhood mental health. The issue concludes with a listing of web resources to provide the reader to delve into the life course framework in greater depth