Protecting Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries from Abuse and Neglect: Critical Challenges for Successful Implementation of Parenting Programmes

Mejia, Anilena, Haslam, Divna, Sanders, Matthew R. and Penman, Nicole (2017) Protecting Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries from Abuse and Neglect: Critical Challenges for Successful Implementation of Parenting Programmes. European Journal of Development Research, 29 5: 1038-1052. doi:10.1057/s41287-017-0105-4


Author Mejia, Anilena
Haslam, Divna
Sanders, Matthew R.
Penman, Nicole
Title Protecting Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries from Abuse and Neglect: Critical Challenges for Successful Implementation of Parenting Programmes
Journal name European Journal of Development Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0957-8811
1743-9728
Publication date 2017-11-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1057/s41287-017-0105-4
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 5
Start page 1038
End page 1052
Total pages 15
Place of publication London, Hants, United Kingdom
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
3303 Development
Abstract Child maltreatment in low-and middle-income countries overburdens health systems, compromises education, perpetuates gender inequalities and slows down development. Research suggests that parenting programmes are effective for the early prevention of child maltreatment. However, wide deployment in LMICs where violence towards children is high is yet to take place. In this overview article, we identify some critical challenges that LMICs currently face in ensuring the sustained implementation of parenting programmes for the early prevention of child maltreatment. The article is structured in three main sections: (1) a brief review of the effectiveness of parenting programmes for preventing child maltreatment; (2) a discussion of the critical challenges in LMICs for the widespread and sustained implementation of parenting programmes; and (3) we propose recommendations to promote effective implementation in these countries. We also suggest a series of steps to overcome these challenges, such as investing on capacity-building for sustainability.
Keyword Training-Programs
Randomized-Trial
Risk-Factors
Prevention
Health
Intervention
Maltreatment
Mechanisms
Depression
Outcomes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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