The direct impact of poverty on children’s development

Balbernie clinical updates: Issue 2

Hi everybody,

I have been looking through the recent activities of a number of charities helping families with children under the age of three. So many have had to shift over the last year to addressing food poverty as a stressor impacting relationships.  I find the need for food banks in our still affluent society shocking; poverty remains a major issue and the level is increasing even faster than before because of the effects of the pandemic. So, here are a few papers demonstrating the direct impact of poverty on children’s development. This is an important subject showing again how infant mental health is a political matter as much as a psychological one. 

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