The following information was provided from Illinois Collaboration on Youth - ICOY:
"The earlier we start, the better the outcomes. Brain scientists, educators, economists and public health experts agree that the foundation for healthy relationships begins at birth. The earlier children can adapt and develop critical social-emotional skills – like attentiveness, persistence and impulse control – the earlier they can engage in healthy social interactions with their peers."
Read the rest of this article by Allison Lowe-Fotos, MSW, LCSW, Policy Specialist, Illinois Policy, Ounce of Prevention Fund with Erin Reiney, Health Resources and Services Administration: "Stop Bullying from the Beginning" on stopbullying.gov featuring a user guide, video series, and bullying prevention training center.