Prenatal to Five Impact Collaborative February Meeting
The Prenatal to Five Impact Collaborative (PN-5 Impact Collaborative) meets each month. This peer group is focused on learning together about the needs of pregnant women and families with children up to age 5 and how to best support them. This group is newly forming and any Maryland Philanthropy Network member who would like to connect and learn about investing in and supporting Prenatal to Five spaces is welcome.
In February, the Prenatal to 5 Impact Collaborative will be digging into the importance of a strong attachment between young children and their caregivers. We’ll be hearing from Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, the Alison Richman Professor for Children and Families at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She directs the Prevention and Early Adversity Research Laboratory, where she and her research team examine the developmental and mental health needs of young children who have experienced early adversity. The most exciting thing about attachment is how well it protects babies and young children from adversity in their lives.
Maryland Philanthropy Network members interested in joining are encouraged to reach out to Melissa Rock prior to attending a meeting.