Children who live in poverty are most at risk for not achieving their full potential.  For children to thrive into adulthood, families need to be economically secure.  This means parents have good jobs, affordable housing and the ability to invest in their children’s future. The toxic stress of poverty impacts the developing architecture of the brain which can have lifelong negative implications.  Economic stability and security increases the likelihood of positive outcomes in health, school performance and attainment, and future employment.


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