“Changing the way people talk can change the way they relate to each other and their problems – and that can eventually change the community.”

– David Mathews

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Jackson County Minding Our Future Forum

David Mathews Center staff visited Scottsboro, Alabama, on Thursday, July 23, to moderate a forum on Minding Our Future: Investing in Healthy Infants and Toddlers. The forum was convened by Shannon Kish, Regional Extension Agent in the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Forum participants included early childhood service providers from the Jackson County area. During the forum, common themes emerged around the importance of service providers partnering with doctors and county health departments, extended early intervention services, parental skill-building, and increased public awareness of issues surrounding early childhood development.
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