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ERIC Number: EJ1002820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 7
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ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Altering the Developmental Trajectory of Public Policy: Three States' Success Stories in Infant Mental Health
Graham, Mimi A.; Wrigh, Catherine; Oser, Cindy
Zero to Three (J), v33 n2 p66-72 Nov 2012
Early child development professionals naturally prefer playgrounds and classrooms to legislative arenas; however, their strengths, skills, knowledge, and data are sorely needed by policymakers who rely on those closest to an issue--the advocates, researchers, program directors, and consumers--to give them evidence of need and guidance toward solutions. Examples of policy initiatives successfully undertaken in Florida, Louisiana, and Minnesota demonstrate the effectiveness of cultivating relationships, recognizing critical windows of opportunity, and articulating the robust science of early childhood. These strategies will comfortably and powerfully push infant mental health policies and practices away from "the biggest bang for the buck" to smarter investments that produce desired results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Louisiana; Minnesota