Raising of America

"The Raising of America documentary series will reframe the way we look at early child health and development."

Salina Area United Way, K-State Reasearch & Extension, and KU School of Medicine are partnering to host a screening of The Raising of America at Kansas Wesleyan University's Fitzpatrick Auditorium in Salina, KS on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 starting at 6pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm and a discussion will follow the screening.

Click here to register to attend the event. There is no fee to attend but we ask that you let us know you're coming!

From The Raising of America Website...

The U.S. is a can-do nation. So why is child well-being in the U.S. so much worse than in other rich countries? How does what Paul Kershaw calls “the growing squeeze” on so many young families and caregivers—the squeeze for time, for money and for resources—“drip down” on their infants and young children, literally altering the wiring of their developing brains with potential long-term consequences for learning, earning and mental and physical health? How might we do better?

This hour-long episode interweaves the latest discoveries from neuroscience with the stories of families and communities struggling to provide the nurturing environments all babies and young children need to thrive—while too often hindered by social conditions that put their children on low developmental trajectories. It doesn’t have to be this way. If the nation aspires to a healthier, safer, better educated, more prosperous and equitable future, we must find a way to enable all our children the opportunity for a strong start now.

 

Click here to learn more about the series, watch the preview, sign up to become a partner, and more.

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