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

TitleIntegrating Early Child Development and Violence Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsEfevbera, Y., D. C. McCoy, A. J. Wuermli, and T. S. Betancourt
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.
Title Integrating Early Child Development and Violence Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review
Publication Title New Dir Child Adolesc Dev
Publication Type Journal Article
Published Year 2018
Authors Y. Efevbera; D.C. McCoy; A.J. Wuermli; T.S. Betancourt
Accession Number 29537183
Number 159
ISBN Number 1534-8687 (Electronic)<br/>1520-3247 (Linking)
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