Prevention Program Safeguards Children's Brains from the Effects of Poverty, says UGA Study

26-year NCFR Member Gene Brody is study's lead author

Dec. 12, 2016

Participation in a prevention program called Strong African American Families (SAAF) program, which enhances supportive parenting and strengthens family relationships, has been shown to remove the effects of poverty on brain development, according to a University of Georgia report.

Gene Brody, 26-year NCFR member, was the lead author of a University of the Georgia study. It examined the brain development of 59 adults who participated in SAAF at age 11 with 57 adults who did not.

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