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What Poverty Does to a Child’s Brain

Length: 2 1/2-3 hours
ETO: Child Development

Prolonged exposure to poverty can be harmful to a developing brain. However, studies show that the brain is able to adapt and change which means that poor children can experience success when they are provided the right kinds of experiences. Based in part on Eric Jensen’s book, “Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can do About It,” this training is designed to help home visitors understand what poverty is and how it affects children’s brains, while also providing information on how the right kind of experiences can change lives for the better.



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