Getting to Know Your International Contacts–Part 2

The insights I have gained from exploring the website for the Global Children’s Initiative is that is a group of professionals from various fields of expertise that research, exchange ideas, and make innovative action plans.  They focus on early childhood development, child mental health, and children who are in crisis and conflict situations.  The help children and programs around the world not just in theUnited States.  There are many conferences and research projects throughout the world that are being worked on collaboratively by professionals.  By these professionals sharing their work, research, and opinions we are able to gain a better understanding of child development and the issues that surround child development.

Not only does the Initiative address the global issues but they also look at other aspects such as science, innovation, intervention, and foundations of lifelong health.  The science of early childhood is explored through the National Scientific Council on the Developing Brain. Innovations are the mission of the Center on the Developing Child, where they have a community of diverse policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and philanthropists, called The Frontiers of Innovation.  Then the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs is there to help with the understanding of intervention and to improve outcomes for children who are vulnerable.

I have subscribed to receive their newsletters and emails.  I have added them to my list of professional and educational resources.  I hope to learn more from this resource as my education continues.


“Global Children’s Initiative” (2012) Retrieved from


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy McLaughlin
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 13:29:49

    I found this an interesting website and the videos informative. It does pay to know what is going on in the rest of the world. The concept mentioned by scientists that stress can actually harm a young brain was saddening to read.


  2. Leslie
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 19:18:28

    We are the “new” advocates for children. We all are working towards a common goal of resolving many issues in early childhood health and care, I have added this resource to my list of iformational resources as well. If we start close to home we will eventually conquere or at least get a better understanding of ways in which we can help prevent crises in some places of the world for some children and work towards for prevention for all. Thanks for sharing you insight.


  3. crystal
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 21:25:19

    I feel that a lot can take place having people from various fields working together to bring about change in the early childhood field. It’s good to know that they are helping children all around the world not just the united states.


  4. Leslie
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 00:41:06

    I got your reply in my email April. Thanks you.


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