Early Childhood Development Plus Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

A Qualitative Study

Yvette Efevbera, Dana C. McCoy, Alice Wuermli, Theresa S. Betancourt

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    Abstract

    Violence exposure can negatively impact early childhood development (ECD), yet limited research exists in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study aimed to determine what effective integration of ECD plus violence prevention (ECD+VP) can look like in LMICs. Seventeen key informants were selected using purposive sampling, representing U.N. agencies, donors, implementers and research organisations. Using open coding of semi-structured interviews, the authors identify five priority areas for promoting an integrated ECD+VP agenda: (i) parenting and parent child relationships, (ii) family systems, (iii) development in an ecological context, (iv) system strengthening and integration, and (v) building and translating evidence.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)98-109
    Number of pages12
    JournalChildren and Society
    Volume31
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

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    Parent-Child Relations
    income
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    Keywords

    • child maltreatment
    • early child development
    • low- and middle-income countries
    • qualitative
    • violence prevention

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Education
    • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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    Early Childhood Development Plus Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries : A Qualitative Study. / Efevbera, Yvette; McCoy, Dana C.; Wuermli, Alice; Betancourt, Theresa S.

    In: Children and Society, Vol. 31, No. 2, 01.03.2017, p. 98-109.

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    Efevbera, Yvette ; McCoy, Dana C. ; Wuermli, Alice ; Betancourt, Theresa S. / Early Childhood Development Plus Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries : A Qualitative Study. In: Children and Society. 2017 ; Vol. 31, No. 2. pp. 98-109.
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