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Measuring the Impact of Parenting Interventions in Low-Resource and Humanitarian Settings

Family and youth violence are increasingly recognized as key public health issues in developing countries. Parenting interventions form an important evidence-based strategy for preventing violence, both against and by children, yet most rigorous trials of parenting interventions have been conducted in high-income countries, with far fewer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Findings from the two largest, highest-quality trials suggest parenting interventions may be feasible and effective in imporiving parent-child interaction and parental knowledge in relation to child development in LMICs and therefore may be instrumental in addressing prevention of child maltreatment in these settings. 

Published 2019-01-14