Friday, July 15, 2016
Research that Benefits Children and Families
I do not have any personal experiences or stories to tell about how research has touched the life of someone I know. There is so many things I would like to see changed and hope that research will finally find ways to eliminate. To name a few from my personal experiences with family are cancer, Alzheimer's and ways to better help the mentally ill. Well, now that I am writing this I would like to take the "I do not know anyone personally" statement back and talk about my cousin who has a daughter with a rare form of Leukemia that can cause other forms of cancer to develop. Research is currently helping her find different ways to help reduce the risks of other cancers but the Leukemia itself is not a curable one. So I can see research benefiting her with the other ailments that she suffers from. My cousin is willing to try anything as long as it helps her daughter and doesn't pose a significant risk to her already failing health.
As far as early childhood is concerned there is so much research that can be done and is currently being done that benefits children and families. The Early Head Start program is a continuous program that provides services and research at the same time. The data collected on how this program benefits 3 year old and how they develop cognitively, socially and academically, is still being gathered. This program also points out how parents who participant in the program are becoming more self sufficient with a better home life environment by just being participants in the Early Head Start program.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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