• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 11th November, 2014

Early childhood programmes lead to better adult health

The long-term benefits for disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early years programmes have long been known to include better qualifications, higher adult earnings and lower involvement in crime. But a groundbreaking study shows how the positive outcomes can extend to physical health – including lower levels of obesity and reduced risks of heart disease.Research published in the Americ…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 04th November, 2014

Family support programmes need careful adaptation to bring down cultural barriers

Cultural barriers can prevent ethnic minority families from accessing child abuse prevention services, but programme adaptation requires far more than language translation. Research with Latino families in the United States shows how much care and effort may be needed to succeed.In adapting SafeCare, an evidence-based home support programme for preventing child abuse and neglect, the research team…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 28th October, 2014

IIC goes to EUSPR: Resources and reports roundup

Investing in Children had the pleasure of travelling to Palma de Mallorca this month to attend the inspiring Fifth Annual Conference of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR).With a focus on the economics of prevention, conference sessions ranged from ‘Supporting the use of prevention evidence in practice and policy making’ to  ‘Cost effectiveness and economic decision mak…

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