School teacher teachers her students with the help of a laptop at the rural school (West Bengal, India).

Knowledge Base

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

- Mahatma Ghandi (1869 -1948)

This knowledge platform for scholarly publishing is provided by the ECPC. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited based on its relevance to early childhood development, social cohesion, violence prevention and peace promotion, and more. Additional literature will be added as it becomes available.

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Abramowitz S., Panter-Brick C. Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice. Penn University Press; 2015.
Abramowitz S., Marten M., Panter-Brick C. Medical humanitarianism: anthropologists speak out on policy and practice. Med Anthropol Q. 2015;29(1):1-23.
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Britto PR, Salah R, Abu-Nimer M, Bhabha J, Chowdhury AK, Gunderson GR, et al. Creating effective programs and policies to reduce violence and promote peace. In: Leckman JF, Panter-Brick C, Salah R, editors. Pathways to peace: The transformative power of children and families. The MIT Press; 2014. 3. p. 361-384p.
Britto P., Yoshikawa H., van Ravens J., Ponguta L., Reyes M., Oh S., et al. Strengthening systems for integrated early childhood development services: a cross-national analysis of governance. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014;1308:245-55.
Britto P., Lye S., Proulx K., Yousafzai A., Matthews S., Vaivada T., et al. Nurturing care: promoting early childhood development. Lancet. 2017;389(10064):91-102.
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Britto P., Kagan S. Global Status of Early Learning and Development Standards. In: P. al Pet., editor. International Encyclopedia of Education. Vol 2. Oxford: Elsevier; 2010. 1. p. 138-143p.
Brofenbrenner U., Morris P. The Bioecological Model of Human Development (6th edition). In: Damon W., Lerner R.M., editors. Handbook of Child Psychology, Theoretical Models of Human Development. Vol 1. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley; 2006. 7. p. 793-828p.
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BRONFENBRENNER U. Ecological Systems Theory. In: Making Human Beings Human: Bioecological Perspectives on Human Development. SAGE Publications; 2005. 1. p. 106-173p.
Broome B. Managing Differences in Conflict Resolution: The Role of Relational Empathy. In: Sandole D.J, van der Merwe H., editors. Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice: Integration and Application. Manchester: Manchester Univ. Press; 1993. 9. p. 95-111p.
Brothers L. The neural basis of primate social communication. Motivation and Emotion. 1990;14:81-91.
Browne H., Modabbernia A., Buxbaum J., Hansen S., Schendel D., Parner E., et al. Prenatal Maternal Smoking and Increased Risk for Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2016;55:784-91.
Brownell CA, Svetlova M, Nichols S. To share or not to share: When do toddlers respond to another’s needs? Infancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant StudiesInfancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies. 2009;14:117-130.
Brunton PJ, Russell JA. Neuroendocrine control of maternal stress responses and fetal programming by stress in pregnancy. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2011;35(5):1178-91.
Bugental DB, Ellerson PC, Lin EK, Rainey B, Kokotovic A, O'Hara N. A cognitive approach to child abuse prevention. J Fam Psychol. 2002;16(3):243-58.
Buisman-Pijlman FT, Sumracki NM, Gordon JJ, Hull PR, C Carter S, Tops M. Individual differences underlying susceptibility to addiction: Role for the endogenous oxytocin system. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2014;119:22-38.
Bundy D., de Silva N., Horton S., Patton G., Schultz L., Jamison D., et al. Investment in child and adolescent health and development: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition. Lancet. 2018;391:687-699.
Burgess A. Fathers and Parenting Interventions: What works?. Abergavenny: Fatherhod Institute; 2009.
CAAC. Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) 2021. New York: United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC); 2021.
Cacioppo S, Frum C, Asp E, Weiss RM, Lewis JW, Cacioppo JT. A quantitative meta-analysis of functional imaging studies of social rejection. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2027.
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Cameron N., Champagne F., Parent C., Fish E., Ozaki-Kuroda K., Meaney M. The programming of individual differences in defensive responses and reproductive strategies in the rat through variations in maternal care. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2005;29(4-5):843-65.

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