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Research brief: Child and youth protection and development

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The Parents Make the Difference project in Liberia aimed to promote the development and wellbeing of young children aged 3 to 7 through reducing harsh punishment, improving parenting practices, and increasing malaria prevention behavior. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and research partner Duke University found that caregivers reduced the use of violence and children reported increased positive parenting practices, but there was no impact on malaria prevention or early childhood development outcomes.

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