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Together for Kids & Families
 
TFKF envisions safe and supportive communities where all
children and their families are a top priority. 
 
 
Toxic Stress & Early Brain Development

 

Due to funding changes, Together for Kids and Families has ended operations, effective September 2016.  However, the contributions of TFKF to the early childhood systems network in Nebraska will be lasting.  Resources from the TFKF workgroups will be sustained here as a public resources until late 2018.

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Together for Kids and Families envisions safe and supportive communities where all children and their families are a top priority.

Research on brain development indicates the early life experiences are critical to the emotional and intellectual development of a child. This window of optimal brain development is from the prenatal period through the first years of a child's life.

This knowledge has led to a much deeper appreciation of the need to provide a comprehensive system of care, education, and support for children and families.

 Early Experiences can Alter Gene Expression

 The Lifecourse Significance of Adversity in Childhood

 

To learn more about the work of Together for Kids and Families on Toxic Stress and Early Brain Development, follow links below:

- Final Strategic Plan - May 2015 

- Collective Impact Model

- Toxic Stress Steering Committee

- Resources

 

Please direct question and/or comments to Mai Dang at 402-471-2907 or mai.dang@nebraska.gov




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