Early Dyadic Parent/Caregiver-Infant Interventions to Support Early Relational Health: A Meta-Analysis

Author: Andréane Lavallée, et al.
medRxiv October 31, 2022

In 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement seeking to create a paradigm shift away from a focus on childhood toxic stress and toward the emphasis on early relational health (ERH) as a buffer for childhood adversity and promoter of life-course resilience.

A comprehensive appraisal of the efficacy of contemporary parent/caregiver-child interventions in – primarily – improving ERH, and – secondarily – enhancing child well-being and neurodevelopment is needed to guide wide-spread implementation and policy.