Exploring the emerging umbrella of “Early Relational Health” — the idea that relationships drive health and development in young children and that childhood development needs to put relationships at the center. It’s a new focal point for the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as many entities around the country.
- Usha Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Early Childhood Champion, NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- David Willis, Senior Fellow, The Center for the Study of Social Policy
Host: Junlei Li, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Key takeaways and prompts for action:
- Resilience comes from relationships. We gain wellbeing from connecting — or reconnecting — to others.
- View your work through a multi-generation relational lens. It can be a paradigm shift — running counter to the autonomous culture we now live in.
- Find specific things to notice and appreciate about yourself and others. The good work people are doing shows up in small moments every day!
- Development is a restorative structure. Trust in its process and its inherent resiliency — we will all find our way.