ERIC Number: EJ1172590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Integrating Early Child Development and Violence Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review
Efevbera, Yvette; McCoy, Dana C.; Wuermli, Alice J.; Betancourt, Theresa S.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n159 p27-54 Spr 2018
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.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Violence, Prevention, Literature Reviews, Intervention, Parent Education, Teacher Education Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Developing Nations, Integrated Activities, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey; Mozambique; Mexico; Lebanon; Jamaica; Chile