A review of parenting programs in developing countries: opportunities and challenges for preventing emotional and behavioral difficulties in children

Anilena Mejia, Rachel Calam, Matthew R. Sanders

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    Many children in developing countries are at risk of emotional and behavioral difficulties, which are likely to be elevated due to the effects of poverty. Parenting programs have shown to be effective preventative strategies in high-income countries, but to date the research on their effectiveness in lower-income countries is limited. International organizations such as the World Health Organization have called for the implementation of programs to prevent behavioral difficulties through the development of stable relationships between children and their parents.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-175
    Number of pages13
    JournalClinical Child and Family Psychology Review
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012



    • parenting programs
    • developing countries
    • child psychology
    • behavioral difficulties

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