‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result


See on Scoop.itDevelopmental & Behavioral Challenges in Children

Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking…

Dr. Pat McGuire‘s insight:

This study is landmark in nature in that it showed the very real and devastating impact of poverty on child brain and emotional development.  The funny thing is that they were studying the effect of prenatal crack cocaine exposure, which hasn’t shown any strong adverse outcomes. 

 

This shows that we need to look at how to help children in poverty but also help the adults in their lives if we want children to reach their potential.

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