Early Childhood Development Plus Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Qualitative Study

Yvette Efevbera, Dana C. McCoy, Alice J. 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

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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