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With a focus on “high risk” populations, this large-scale mapping of intervention research focuses on children aged 0-5 that are vulnerable to socio-emotional difficulties. It considers intervention settings as well as key mechanisms. A catalogue of outcome measures is included.
In addition to strengthening knowledge about the current landscape, the practice implications, research and policy gaps discussed in this paper could help inform the work of those focused on the mental health of children and families at risk for socio-emotional difficulties.