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Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins: Workshop Summary

During a workshop organized by Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, participants explored how discrimination and social exclusion affect early development, focusing on vulnerable populations such as children living outside of family care. The Forum reviewed evidence-based data from science, economics, and politics of investing in the areas of health, education, nutrition, and social protection. Findings highilght the important role the social service workforce plays in preventing abandonment and violence in the community.

Health & Medicine Division; Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences & Education; National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine
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