Early Childhood- Physical/Health Development

  Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child’s development than overt physical abuse, including subsequent cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body’s stress response. This video explains why significant deprivation is so harmful in the earliest years of life and why effective interventions are likely to pay significant dividends in better long-term outcomes in learning, health, and parenting of the next generation.

  1. 2.  Maltreatment and Brain Development
Read the following document: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/brain_development.pdf. After reading the document, summarize the impact of child maltreatment on the developing brain. Then, come up with specific, research-supported recommendations to prevent child maltreatment. Compile into a one-page fact sheet and be sure to include specific recommendations.  
  1. The Crisis in Flint, Michigan
 The text mentions the case of Flint, Michigan, which had elevated levels of lead in the city’s water supply that exposed more than 100,000 residents to contaminated drinking water. Locate a video that details the impact of this exposure on child development. To understand the problem in context, discuss the broader factors that exacerbated the water crisis, including poverty, unemployment, and crime. Also, show the link to Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological framework (Chapter 1) to further explore the issue from a multilayered perspective.