Social return from investing in child protection
There is little return from investments made in education, health or nutrition if young children live in a state of chronic stress because of violence within the home or community.
This research speaks to the long term impacts that violence against children has had on their lives as adults.
Safety from harm is one of the fundamentals that needs to be in place. Its absence means that investments in health, nutrition or education are undermined because of the long term impacts of chronic stress on the growing brain.