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even in difficult times,
Your gifts provide early intervention programs to deliver support, tools, and services that children need for emotional health and wellness.
Research reveals that exposure or sustained toxic stresses increase the probability of chronic diseases, learning disabilities, anxiety, and the inability to self-regulate.
Children have limited life experiences making it difficult for them to find the resilience needed to manage the trauma.
Early intervention is key to forestalling the cumulative damages from situations like these below:
covid-19 and variants
The COVID-19 pandemic and variants are causing extreme challenges worldwide. The pandemics affected over 1.6 billion learners across all continents. They have lost loved ones.
Mandatory closures impacted 94% of the world’s student population and as much as 99% in low and lower-middle income countries. [UN]
Circumstances of displacement and detention cause children to fall behind in their education.
The number of people fleeing for their lives from Central America has increased 10-fold in the past 5 years. Tens of thousands of Afghan nationals are desperate for safe passage to the United States.
Thousands of children are temporarily held in custody at any one time, and their educational experience can be chaotic.
United States federal laws mandate that all children from foreign soils begin education within 72 hours of their arrival. This is often overlooked or difficult to implement. [ACF]
children experiencing difficult times
Research reveals that exposure to intense or sustained stress can physically alter children’s brains and bodies, disrupt learning, negatively impact immune systems, and change the way children’s DNA receptors are transcribed.
Toxic stress can increase their future probability of chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, and cancer. Changes in the brain may lead to increased attention deficits, learning disabilities, anxiety, and self-regulation. [ace response]
Currently, 20% fewer girls receive opportunities to expand their learning, compared to boys.
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