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Research and Resources

The Burden of Stress in America

A poll on stress in America found that of the 2,500 people surveyed roughly half had recently experienced a stressful event related to their health. While stress affects us, according to the survey, people in […]

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Report

Number and Characteristics of Early Care and Education (ECE) Teachers and Caregivers: Initial Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)

This research describes the Early Care and Education (ECE) workforce data developed in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The survey focuses on individuals providing direct care and education for children birth […]

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Report

Foster Care Children Statistics

A list of statistics including number of children, types of foster care living, permanency goals, foster care outcomes, average length of stay in foster care, race and ethnicity of foster children, and main reasons children […]

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Curriculum

Effects of an attachment-based intervention on the cortisol production of infants and toddlers in foster care

Infants that are separated from caregivers, and put into foster care, are often faced with changes in the functioning of the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. An intervention was designed. For more information click here.

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Curriculum

Young Adult Outcomes Associated With Teen Pregnancy Among High-Risk Girls in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care.

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) is used to prevent teen pregnancies in young women. Teen pregnancies may lead to child maltreatment and substance abuse. To read an abstract, click here.