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Commentary on: Brody H, et al. Preventive parenting intervention during childhood and young black adults' unhealthful behaviors: a randomised controlled trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 11. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12968
Implications for practice and research
Targeted improvements for reducing smoking, alcohol intake and drug use are required amongst disadvantaged groups to reduce rates of morbidity and mortality.
Future research needs to consider factors associated with engagement in supportive parenting programmes.
Supporting early childhood development across the life course is a fundamental component of the UN sustainable development goals framework.1–3 The impact of deprivation and discrimination results in poorer mental and physical health outcomes with increased negative health behaviours for those at risk.3 4 Black and rural communities in America experience negative living conditions. However, the challenging conditions do not always result …
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