by K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Ph.D.

This paper began with a conversation about children. At Turnaround for Children, we wanted to understand how they acquire the skills and mindsets for learning. Which skills do we need to build in children for them to be successful in school? And if we know what they are, can they be taught? How does growing up with adversity impact the acquisition of these critical skills? 

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