Poverty and Early Childhood
This collaboratory was an international partnership composed of scholars from the United States and South Africa. The scholars involved shared a common interest in the development of policy and service programs for young at-risk children of African descent and their families. The work focused on a population of children at risk by virtue of household poverty and community violence for psychological maladjustment and problems in development. The collaboratory facilitated a dialogue among applied scholars that will contribute to human service innovation in the U.S. and Africa.
The collaboratory and the joint research and analysis that it involved was the next logical step in a set of existing relationships among a group of applied researchers. They had already been working together in developing joint protocols that focused on mental health and social needs of young and poor children. The collaboratory was structured around a joint effort to address behavioral and emotional development of young children. Each participant gathered data using a common protocol. They linked primarily through an email listserv and a web-based conference.
Last updated: 04/26/05
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