Friday, July 23, 2010
Working Paper #8: Maternal Depression Can Undermine the Development of Young Children - Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University
Working Paper #8: Maternal Depression Can Undermine the Development of Young Children - Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University: "Serious depression in parents and caregivers can affect far more than the adults who are ill. It also influences the well-being of the children in their care. The first joint Working Paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs summarizes recent evidence on the potentially far-reaching harmful effects of chronic and severe maternal depression on families and children. When children grow up in an environment of mental illness, the development of their brains may be seriously weakened, with implications for their ability to learn as well as for their own later physical and mental health."
Posted by CR Petersen at 8:24 PM