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Does a mother’s sleep during pregnancy affect children’s development?

Sleep is incredibly important for children’s development. Getting 11-12 hours of sleep a day is associated with healthy development. Whereas getting too little sleep is associated with a host of problems. Continue reading Does a mother’s sleep during pregnancy affect children’s development?

Long-term outcomes for large babies

Studies show long-term risks for children born small for their gestational age. Early Development Instrument (EDI) research shows these babies are at greater risk for later developmental vulnerability.

Less is known about babies born large for their gestational age.
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Can the Families First Home Visiting Program reduce child maltreatment and improve child development?

Home visiting programs are one of the most widespread family interventions. However, not a lot is known about how effective they are scaled up to the population level in the real world. Continue reading Can the Families First Home Visiting Program reduce child maltreatment and improve child development?