Effects of Early Social-Emotional and Relationship Experience on the Development of Young Orphanage Children, The

Publication Year: 2009

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: The St. Petersburg-USA Orphanage Research Team

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-40-519599-7

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Undertaken at orphanages in Russia, this study tests the role of early social and emotion experience in the development of children.

Children were exposed to either multiple caregivers who performed routine duties in a perfunctory manner with minimal interaction or fewer caregivers who were trained to engage in warm, responsive, and developmentally appropriate interactions during routine care. Engaged and responsive caregivers were associated with substantial improvements in child development and these findings provide a rationale for making similar improvements in other institutions, programs, and organizations.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: The St. Petersburg-USA Orphanage Research Team
ISBN: 978-1-40-519599-7
Social Work
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 300
Year: 2009