Prevention of child mental health problems in Southeastern Europe – Adapt, Optimize, Test, and Extend Parenting for Lifelong Health

Childhood adversities are prevalent around the world. Within Europe, Eastern European countries appear to be more vulnerable for these experiences to occur, with physical abuse, domestic violence towards the mother, and emotional neglect as the most common reported adversities in these low- and middle income countries (LMIC)1. Their impact on mental health may be pervasive, and there is a clear association between these adversities and substance use, suicidality as well as an increased risk for unemployment or a lower labor force in later adulthood1,2. The significance of adverse experiences for the development of mental health problems in children indicates a strong need to identify, implement, and disseminate evidence-based interventions to support children raised in the context of adversity. 

Early intervention programs have been evaluated extensively in high-income countries and represent an efficacious and cost-effective approach to addressing key risk factors for chronic mental health problems. Nevertheless, these types of interventions are almost non-existent in LMIC. Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) is one of the first programs to extend early intervention parenting programs to prevent adverse childhood experiences in LMIC3. 

Schlagworte: Parenting for lifelong health, randomized controlled Trial, child mental health,
Kurztitel: RISE
Zeitraum: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021



Projekttyp Forschungsförderung (auf Antrag oder Ausschreibung)
Förderungstyp §27
  • Klinische Studien
  • 303026 - Public Health
  • Public Health
Genderrelevanz 80%
  • Science to Science (Qualitätsindikator: I)
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Horizon 2020
Organisation: European Commission

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