Raising Resilient Children: Pathways out of Poverty

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 12:00 pm EST

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability. How well or how poorly mothers and children are nourished and cared for during this time has a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive. This is because the first 1,000 days are when a child’s brain begins to grow and develop and when the foundations for their lifelong health are built.

This work of forging pathways out of poverty for children on the margins and preparing them for life success can happen through the global Catholic Church and its parish system; Home, Church, and School; when other infrastructure fails or is absent.

Raising Resilient Children explores the science of early childhood development and how parents, health professionals, and the Catholic Church can positively shape children’s future outcomes.

How is Notre Dame aligning cutting edge early childhood neuroscience with the lived experiences of families? Join Dr. Neil Boothby, Ed.D., Fr. Lou DelFra, C.S.C., and Dr. Carrie Quinn, M.D. ‘96 to learn how the Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child works with decision makers across a diversity of sectors, cultures, and political values to offer powerful pathways forward for at-risk individuals, communities, and nations on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

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