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Power of Two Welcomes Coleen Stevens Porcher as New Executive Director

April 13, 2022

The Power of Two Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the appointment of Coleen Stevens Porcher as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective April 25, 2022.  Coleen brings deep experience, a passion for early childhood, and policy advocacy that…

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Powering Up With PO2 & The Bridge Project

March 30, 2022

SPANISH FAQ ENGLISH FAQ This month’s guest is Megha Agarwal, Executive Director for The Bridge Project (TBP) who spoke with host Erasma Beras-Monticciolo about the project, New York City’s first guaranteed income program for mothers. Power of Two is currently…

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Treating the Lifelong Harm of Childhood Trauma

February 5, 2018

Nadine Burke Harris does a brilliant job explaining the effects of childhood trauma and stress on life-long health. Nadine Burke Harris does a brilliant job explaining the effects of childhood trauma and stress on life-long health. Power of Two is…

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The Two Year Window

September 9, 2016

The new science of babies and brains – and how it could revolutionize the fight against poverty.   by Jonathan CohnNew Republic

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The Poverty Clinic

September 9, 2016

Can a stressful childhood make you a sick adult?  by Paul ToughThe New Yorker

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Family Instability Hits Boys Harder than Girls and Has Double Poverty’s Influence on Childhood Aggression

September 9, 2016

Family Instability Hits Boys Harder than Girls and Has Double Poverty’s Influence on Childhood Aggression Schools should focus on sensitive treatment for the dominant legacies of family instability – disruptive behaviour and anxiety. by Sara McLanahanChild and Family Blog

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Early Brain and Child Development

September 9, 2016

The Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) initiative aims to change how pediatricians and their communities view the early childhood development period, and how they care for and invest in young children.  American Academy of Pediatrics

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Three Core Concepts in Early Development

September 9, 2016

This three-part video series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse. by Center on the…

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What Poverty Does to the Young Brain

September 9, 2016

For a growing child, deprivation and stress can become a kind of neurotoxin.  by Madeline OstranderThe New Yorker

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Seizing the Moment: Strengthening Children’s Primary Care in New York

September 9, 2016

This report represents a new UHF effort – exploring multiple approaches to improve child health. by Suzanne BrundageUnited Hospital Fund

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