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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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Creating Effective Programs and Policies to Reduce Violence and Promote Peace

Creating Effective Programs and Policies to Reduce Violence and Promote Peace

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Pathways to Peace

Pia R. Britto

Rima Salah

Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Jacqueline Bhabha

Anwarul K. Chowdhury

Gary R. Gunderson

Cigdem Kagitcibasi

Lucy Nusseibeh

Olayinka Omigbodun

Mikiko Otani

Geraldine Smyth

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on the social and biological underpinnings of child development and its contexts to create effective programs and policies that will reduce violence and promote peace. It presents interconnected pathways and multilayered perspectives that link formative childhoods and peace, including strengthening families and building resilient communities. The well-being of children is fundamental to peace. However, knowledge of the association between early childhood and peace need to be further expanded. While much is known about promoting peace, evidence is lacking on whether formative childhoods constitute a potential path to peace. Further research, coordination, and partnerships are needed between disciplines and sectors engaged in peacebuilding and early development. Published in the Strungmann Forum Reports Series.

Keywords:   childhood education, resilience, peacebuilding

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