Looking for solutions to the yawning achievement gap for children in poverty, Terrie Rose sees the path of success through the eyes of babies. Because toxic stress, she shows us, influences the abilities of babies to form relationships, manage emotions and learn, with life long consequences, she shares a holistic understanding of mental health and the pathway for success.
Using her own experiences as a mother and child psychologist, Terrie rose has pioneered Baby's Space, a full-spectrum approach to the symptoms of poverty and trauma as experienced by young children and their families. She is an Ashoka Fellow, joining an international group of social entrepreneurs who create system-changing solutions to the world's most urgent social problems. Most recently she received the 2011 Lewis Hines Award presented annually by the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) recognizing her unheralded and exceptional service to children. In 2011, she also was awarded with the Outstanding Service Award from the Minnesota Association of Children's Mental Health.