Public health, culture and parenting

Public health, culture and parenting

Interventions to address adverse childhood experiences must use an ecological systems perspective along with a strengths-based approach rather than a deficit and problem-based approach, emphasising pathology. This must be supported by policy that addresses structural...
Attachment-based early interventions

Attachment-based early interventions

Attachment plays a central role in setting the path for developmental risks and providing opportunities for early intervention and prevention. Intervention research has highlighted the role of relational interventions in promoting resilient functioning by supporting...
Prevention science

Prevention science

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” Fredrick Douglass Converging evidence shed new light on the potential for primary prevention in mental health for young people. Prevention in mental health should not be the responsibility of mental...
Early intervention and prevention of pathology

Early intervention and prevention of pathology

The roots of psychopathology and other illnesses lie in early developmental experiences. How might we intervene to prevent the development of mental illness in the early years? Given the scope of the problem, as demonstrated by the ACE’s research, it would seem that...