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National Scientific Council on the Developing Child . 2020. Connecting the brain to the rest of the body: Early childhood development and lifelong health are deeply intertwined. Cambridge, MA: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 2 items. (Working paper no. 15; In brief)

Annotation: These resources discuss the interaction of biological systems in the body, effects of excessive and persistent adversity early in life, the sensitivity of the brain's developing circuits, effects of early, frequent activation of the immune system, effects of the combination of stress and inflammation, and implications for policy and practice.

Contact: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, 50 Church Street, Fourth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, Telephone: (617) 496-0578 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Biological sciences, Public policies, Young children

Smuts AB. 2005. Science in the service of children, 1893-1935. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 381 pp.

Annotation: This book explores the history of the founding and progress of the field of child development from the late 1800s up to World War II. Topics in part one of the book, encompassing 1893-1910, include the rise of social research, feminism, the child study movement, scientific child rearing, parent education, social welfare reform and reform-minded scientsts. Part two provides an overview of the creation of models from 1910-1921. Contents include the establishment of the Children's Bureau, research perspectives from juvenile delinquency to child guidance, and a case study of the methods used in the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station to grow better crops, better pigs, and better children. The third section reviews breakthroughs during the period from 1922 to 1940. It discusses the "Children's Decade" of the 1920s, child development research and preventive politics, a case study of the Yale Clinic, activities of the Child Guidance Movement and its transformation to child psychiatry, and the continued activities of the Children's Bureau.

Contact: Yale University Press, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, Telephone: (203) 432-0960 Fax: (203) 432-0948 Web Site: $32.00 for paperback, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 9780300144352.

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Biological sciences, Child development, Child health, Child health programs, Child rearing, Children, Children's Bureau, Federal agencies, History, Mother child relations, Mothers, Parent education, Pediatrics, Social sciences, United States

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2001. Developmental biology: Understanding normal and abnormal development. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 13 pp. (From cells to selves)

Annotation: This document refines the goals and objectives of a strategic plan to understand the basic biological science necessary to understand early development in utero and through the time when many organ systems form. Chapter sections includes the strategic planning process, an outline of the scientific goals of the strategic plan, the importance of research technologies and resources, and the need for integrated training and education. The appendix includes a roster of working group advisors.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Biological sciences, Congenital abnormalities, Fetal development, Research, Strategic plans

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine. 1994-. NLM classification. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, irregular.

Annotation: This classification scheme provides a shelf arrangement for materials in the field of medicine and its related sciences at the National Library of Medicine.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: ISBN 0-16--45397-6 .

Keywords: Behavioral sciences, Biological sciences, Classification, Medical reference books, Medicine


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