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ERIC Number: EJ1036584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Early Childhood Education as a Resilience Intervention for Maltreated Children
Ellenbogen, Stephen; Klein, Benjamin; Wekerle, Christine
Early Child Development and Care, v184 n9-10 p1364-1377 2014
The profound injuries caused by child maltreatment are well documented in the neurological, attachment, cognitive, and developmental literature. In this review paper, we explore the potential of early childhood education (ECE) as a community-based resilience intervention for mitigating the impacts of child abuse and neglect and supporting families in difficulty. There is clear empirical evidence that providing quality ECE to disadvantaged and vulnerable families in conjunction with other services (e.g. parenting education) is associated with positive outcomes. Challenges facing ECE centres, such as integrating children with behavioural, cognitive, and socio-emotional difficulties, are considered. Examples of successful programmes are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A