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Pathways to PeaceThe Transformative Power of Children and Families$
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James F. Leckman, Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rima Salah

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027984

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027984.001.0001

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Peace Is a Lifelong Process

Peace Is a Lifelong Process

The Importance of Partnerships

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Peace Is a Lifelong Process
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Pathways to Peace
Author(s):

James F. Leckman

Catherine Panter-Brick

Rima Salah

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027984.003.0001

This chapter examines potential pathways to peace based on the biological and social underpinnings of child development. It assesses child development in the context of familial and group relations and examines its potential role in building pathways to peace. Early childhood education and family support programs can result in huge, long-term benefits. Investment in early childhood holds potential for economic and human returns and can boost adult physical health as well as enhance social capital and gender equity. The global peacebuilding agenda aims to recognize the transformative power of early development as a means to promote prosociality, diminish selfish assertiveness, and reduce/prevent violence. A platform to advocate for change needs to be created to strengthen established and emerging networks around children and peace. Published in the Strungmann Forum Reports Series.

Keywords:   child development, peacebuilding, violence, early childhood interventions, family interventions

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