Tulane University http://wrkf.org en New Study Maps Out Risks to Early Childhood Development http://wrkf.org/post/new-study-maps-out-risks-early-childhood-development <p>A unique study released last week by the LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center uses maps to show where certain risk factors that could impede early childhood development are most prevalent across the state.</p><p>LSU Public Policy Research Lab <a href="http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/manship/MassComm/People/Faculty/item16485.html">Director Kirby Goidel </a>and <a href="http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/pprl/staff-page/">Epidemiologist Lina Brou</a> said their <a href="http://www.brightstartla.org/assets/files/TUL-15206_2012_Risk_Report_online_v6CBRIGHTSTART.pdf">study</a> found that 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes have at least one high-risk factor that could impede childhood development such as high unemployment, high teen birth rate and high percentage of uninsured children. The nature of that risk was also found to differ from parish-to-parish.</p><p>Goidel said the initial step to addressing the needs of the children across Louisiana is to first understand the nature of the risk in each parish.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:52:01 +0000 Ashley Westerman 4545 at http://wrkf.org New Study Maps Out Risks to Early Childhood Development