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ERIC Number: EJ1002663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Early Intervention and Factors of Change
Gauthier, Yvon
Zero to Three (J), v32 n5 p50-57 May 2012
Scientific advances in the knowledge of the brain and its functioning are considerable and undeniably useful in child mental health. At the same time, however, observational research on a longitudinal basis is demonstrating the importance of the family environment in a child's early years on adolescent and adult outcomes. Environmental influences are particularly evident in the domain of early intervention with disadvantaged families. This article considers the factors of change, particularly the role of the trust relationship, in early intervention with high-risk families. The author suggests that the field of child development, as it continues to promote neuroscientific therapeutic advances, should simultaneously integrate the most important role of the relationship in all therapeutic interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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