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This is the second in a series of four inter-related reports titled Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress. The first report, Foundations for Understanding Self-Regulation from an Applied Developmental Perspective provides a comprehensive framework for understanding self-regulation in context, using a theoretical model that reflects the influence of biology, caregiving, and the environment on the development of self-regulation. This second report, A Review of...

A number of leading marriage and relationship education programs encourage couples to value and to understand…

In June 2010, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care, in partnership with the...

This brief summarizes key concepts of self-regulation and stress and presents findings from a literature review on the relationship between stress and self-regulation...

This report is the fourth and final in a series on Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress; it is targeted specifically towards program administrators and practitioners.  This report reviews the key concepts for understanding self-regulation, including the relationship between stress and self-regulation. Additionally, it summarizes principal findings from a comprehensive review of self-regulation interventions.  Finally and most importantly, it addresses how current theory...

This webinar presents the initial findings from the first nationally representative study of Region XI Head Start programs run by tribal communities. The webinar describes the planning for this study, including engagement and consultation with tribal Head Start directors, federal program staff, university based researchers, and contractor staff. Next, the webinar reviews the study design, response rates, and shares some initial findings from Fall 2015 data collection...

This brief highlights seven key principles that summarize a framework for understanding self-regulation development...

Since it began in 1965, Head Start has been the cornerstone of the nation’s services for low-income…

Children’s well-being depends on the capacity of their family to nurture and care for them. Caregivers facing...

A key element of the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF’s) strategy for implementing the…