The long-term benefits of these investments are clear: stronger families, more equitable outcomes for Oregon children and a more robust economy.
The new center will provide support and training from an anti-bias, culturally responsive lens to better equip educators who care for children from marginalized populations and for children who have experienced trauma.
As people have turned to hobbies like reading and outdoor recreation to fill their days during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent research from Oregon State University found that engagement in leisure activities can help lower the risk of depression and improve mental well-being.
The OSU center will be housed in the university’s Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
Shauna Tominey has compiled an extensive list of resources and tips for parents at home with their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early childhood experts offer parenting advice for how to make the best of these challenging times.