As we seek to build a more peaceful world and to improve the lives of children from preconception onwards, we need to work with colleagues around the globe to advance our knowledge in emerging areas of science that are key to moving the field forward. This new knowledge will inform policy-makers and spur investment. Key areas include: The Search for Potential Biomarkers; how best toBuild Resilience in Children and Youth affected by conflict and displacement (e.g., Mercy Corps); Engage Fathers in Early Childhood Development Programs; andhow best to incorporate Peacebuilding and Violence Prevention elements within the curriculum of programs.
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Given the promise of early parent-child programs to build more peaceful and socially cohesive homes and communities, researchers have been actively examining the basic biological building blocks of attachment, social engagement, and group formation and their interface with our stress response circuits.
In recent years, the notion of Resilience has grown into an important concept for both scholars and practitioners working around the globe. Learn why resilience offers the promise of a paradigm shift in many fields of research, clinical practice, and policy.