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Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2017 Mar;20(1):1-2. doi: 10.1007/s10567-017-0231-8.

Progress in Nurturing Human Well-Being.

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Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR, 97403, USA.
Parenting and Family Research Center, Psychology Department, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA.


Substantial evidence in the behavioral and social sciences has accrued in support of numerous intervention programs and policies bearing on improving the lives of children and families. To this end, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review features a special journal issue on "Evolving Toward a More Nurturing Society." The field has achieved numerous advances regarding how to create and promote nurturing environments that foster successful development and prevent psychological and behavioral problems in children and youth. Such advances cut across multiple strategies (e.g., programs and interventions, practices, and public policies), settings (e.g., family, school including preschool and K-12, service sectors, community), domains (e.g., behavioral health, parenting, cognitive and academic functioning, nutrition, physical activity, obesity, safety, and many other domains), and developmental periods of childhood. The special journal issue showcases a sampling of strategies and domains relevant to producing optimal conditions of nurturance for children and families.


Child well-being; Evidence-based parenting support; Nurturing environment; Population health

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