Friday, February 24, 2017

John Thompson: The boogers of public policy: Where to put them? - NonDoc

The boogers of public policy: Where to put them? - NonDoc:

The boogers of public policy: Where to put them?

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Ever wonder why policy people are often warned to avoid picking their noses? It’s because, if they pull out a booger, they’ll have to find a place to put it.
That’s an example of just one memorable scholarly metaphor presented during the fantastic Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation conference on early childhood education Feb. 9 at the University of Central Oklahoma. Local and national researchers presented state-of-the-art social science on what it takes to overcome the stress generated by poverty and how to assist children and families surviving trauma.
One of the great revelations of the conference was an explanation of how social workers (as well as educators) have failed to deal with the boogers that have formed in our state’s cultural and political history.

The first booger: ACEs

The first booger, the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on today’s kids and on their parents, was described in three similar symposiums. Amanda Sheffield Morris and Jennifer Hays-Grudo reviewed research, published in 2014, that revealed how Oklahoma is The boogers of public policy: Where to put them? - NonDoc:

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