Integrating Early Child Development and Violence Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review

Integrating Early Child Development and Violence Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review Limited evidence describes promoting development and reducing violence in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs), a missed opportunity to protect children and promote development and human capital. This study presents a systematic literature review of integrated early childhood development plus violence prevention (ECD+VP) interventions in LMICs. The search yielded 5,244 unique records, of which N = 6 studies met inclusion criteria. Interventions were in Chile, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, and Turkey. Five interventions were parent education programs, including center‐based sessions (n = 3) and home visiting (n = 2), while one intervention was a teacher education program. All but one study reported improvements in both child development and maltreatment outcomes. The dearth of evidence on ECD+VP interventions suggests additional research is needed. Integrated ECD+VP interventions may improve multiple child outcome domains while leveraging limited resources in LMICs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Directions for Child & Adolescent Development Wiley

Integrating Early Child Development and Violence Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review

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Copyright © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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1520-3247
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1534-8687
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10.1002/cad.20230
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Abstract

Limited evidence describes promoting development and reducing violence in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs), a missed opportunity to protect children and promote development and human capital. This study presents a systematic literature review of integrated early childhood development plus violence prevention (ECD+VP) interventions in LMICs. The search yielded 5,244 unique records, of which N = 6 studies met inclusion criteria. Interventions were in Chile, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, and Turkey. Five interventions were parent education programs, including center‐based sessions (n = 3) and home visiting (n = 2), while one intervention was a teacher education program. All but one study reported improvements in both child development and maltreatment outcomes. The dearth of evidence on ECD+VP interventions suggests additional research is needed. Integrated ECD+VP interventions may improve multiple child outcome domains while leveraging limited resources in LMICs.

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New Directions for Child & Adolescent DevelopmentWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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