A Targeted Preventive Early-Childhood Intervention
SeriesResearch Master Defense
Speaker(s)Ilse van der Voort , Elisabeth van der Voort
LocationTinbergen Instituut Amsterdam, room 1.24 (Shanghai)
Date and time
August 30, 2022
14:00 - 15:00
We evaluate a randomised controlled trial of a targeted preventive early-childhood intervention which has been in place in the Netherlands for 20 years. The intervention, Supportive Parenting, consists of house visits and was designed to prevent parenting problems and to help parents provide a healthy environment for children to grow up in. At 12 and 24 months, we find that Supportive Parenting improves parenting attitudes and children’s socio-emotional development. At age 6, we find that parents in the treatment group report more conduct problems in their children.