The Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program is an interdisciplinary group that works to build resilience and health in communities afflicted by armed conflict or structural violence. Led by Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, this program engages with academics, practitioners, and policy makers to promote innovations in global health research and to evaluate resilience-building interventions.
On the occasion of the 2014 UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace, on 9th September 2014, members of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium, UNICEF and the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace organized a luncheon with distinguished guests to discuss on the important role that parents can play as they meet their child’s mental, emotional, nutritional and physical needs from the very beginning of life. Longitudinal research has shown that when parents invest in their child’s development during the early years, there can be lifelong beneficial effects on brain development, the child’s well-being and success in adulthood! It is also well established that the earlier the intervention, the greater the long-term economic impact.