Research on Children in Orphanages Shows Vital Role of Parental Attachment and Other Impacts of Neglect

February 2014 . Jon Hamilton. science news article and video – US National Public Radio: “Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain

Kids First reference copy here (PDF)

“parenting… is a bit like oxygen. It’s easy to take for granted until you see someone who isn’t getting enough.”

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June 2014. Kirsten Weir. American Psychological Association –  Monitor on Psychology – (science research article ):The lasting impact of neglect: Psychologists are studying how early deprivation harms children — and how best to help those who have suffered from neglect

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Links to peer-reviewed research journals at end of article