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ERIC Number: EJ938261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Early Child Development in Resource-Poor Settings: Balancing Children's Material and Mental Needs--A Personal Account
Richter, Linda
Zero to Three (J), v25 n2 p40-46 Nov 2004
This article describes how an international group of infant-family researchers, practitioners, program directors, and advocates have helped the World Health Organization recognize the importance of caregiving relationships to children's survival, health, and development. When children lack contact and attachment to caregivers, they may fail to thrive, even when good medical and nutritional care is provided. The World Health Organization's evolving strategy for supporting children's "surviving and thriving" emphasizes the importance of caregiver-child interactions. An international group of colleagues works with nonprofessionals to strengthen caregiver-child relationships, even in emergency conditions such as war, extreme poverty, and the AIDS epidemic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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