Interventions: What has worked and why?

TitleInterventions: What has worked and why?
Publication TypeBook Chapter
AuthorsKagitcibasi, Cigdem, and Pia R. Britto
EditorLeckman, James F., Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rima Salah
Early childhood interventions are implemented to make a difference in people’s lives, but demonstrating how they have worked is a challenge. Because many programs reported in the literature are conducted in high-income countries, results are not representative or balanced. This chapter reviews the evidence obtained from a range of early childhood interventions designed to reduce violence and build peace, and the outcomes that were achieved in children and parents. Classic longitudinal as well as more nascent early childhood interventions are analyzed using a broad framework. These interventions focus on young children and families and are associated with peaceful outcomes at individual, family, and community levels. The mechanisms by which benefits contribute to the peaceful outcomes are unclear. However, at child and family levels, these outcomes are predictors of reduced violence and a culture of peace in adulthood. It is suggested that early experiences pave the way to positive outcomes later in life, and thus early interventions are important. Programmatic and policy-level strategies are proposed to link peacebuilding with early childhood behavior, and a call is made to improve the direct measurement of peace promotion outcomes.
Title Interventions: What has worked and why?
Publication Title Pathways to peace: The transformative power of children and families
Publication Type Book Chapter
Published Year 2014
Publisher The MIT Press
Authors C. Kagitcibasi; P.R. Britto
Editors J.F. Leckman; C. Panter-Brick; R. Salah
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