Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The science of early adversity: is there a role for large institutions in the care of vulnerable children?

The current scientific evidence suggests that institutionalisation in early childhood is associated with adverse effects in multiple areas including physical growth, cognitive function, neurodevelopment, and social-psychological health.  (Lancet. 2015 Jan 28. pii: S0140-6736(14)61131-4.)
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