Myth: Poverty has little lasting impact on children
Fact: Poverty is the single greatest threat to children's well-being. Poverty can impede children's ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. It can also contribute to poor physical and mental health, and poor self-esteem. Risks are greatest for children who experience poverty when they are young and/or experience deep and persistent poverty. Through early interventions and support services, there is hope that children will overcome the impacts of poverty, and will grow into resilient individuals who prosper.
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