publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Rethinking evidence-based practice and two-generation programs to create the future of early childhood policy

Jack P. Shonkoff; Philip A. Fisher;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Dec 2013
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Half a century of research and program evaluation has fueled a diverse landscape of early childhood policies and practices that produce a range of positive effects on the life prospects of children who face the burdens of significant adversity. Drawing on advances in neurobiology, developmental psychology, developmental psychopathology, and prevention science, this paper presents a framework for elucidating underlying causal mechanisms that explain differences in outcomes, formulating enhanced theories of change about how to shift developmental trajectories, designing creative interventions and rethinking the concept of a...
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free text keywords: Article, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Theory of change, Developmental psychology, Program evaluation, Early childhood, Developmental psychopathology, Psychology, Evidence-based practice, Prevention science, Child development, Best practice
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