What We Know

Learn how early experiences shape our brains, our health, and our communities.

Lifelong Health is Shaped by Early Experiences

Science tells us that the experiences we have in the earliest years of our life actually change brain architecture in lasting ways. That has consequences across the lifespan for physical health and mental health, including addiction. It’s up to all of us to help kids in our communities develop strong brain architecture, and to support families where someone is struggling with a health problem related to negative early experiences.

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