Perspectives on ERH Series: Session 3—The Foundations of Emotional Connection

February 24, 2022

In the third session, David Willis, MD, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, speaks with Dr. Junlei Li, Co-Chair, Human Development and Education Program and Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, about the foundations of emotional connection. They discuss the mutuality, or bi-directionality, of early relationships and what these healthy early relationships can look like across cultures and contexts. Dr. Li discusses the idea of promoting the universality of early relationships, rather than uniformity in what these healthy relationships look like. Finally, they re-imagine what systems could look like if we centered and promoted Early Relational Health.