Traumatic stress from experiences such as child abuse, homelessness, or interpersonal violence can have life-long damaging effects on health, learning, and social development if left unaddressed. In this video interview, Carmela DeCandia, an expert on trauma in AIR's Health and Social Development Program, explains what trauma-informed care is and how it can help people overcome such traumatic stress.
President Obama has set a goal to enroll six million children in preschool by 2020. While increasing access is an important first step, researchers also emphasize the importance of quality. Early childhood education experts talk about what questions everyone—from parents to policymakers—should ask when looking at a preschool.