Research on Hands to Hearts International




Empowering Caregivers for Holistic Child Development

Research report on HHI’s work, by the Asia-Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood

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Technical Brief: Early Childhood Development for OVC – Key Considerations

Features HHI as a Promising Approach and a tremendous resource to serving young children and families infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Skoll Report_Hands to Hearts



  Skoll Foundation Report:

  Growing Opportunity, Entrepreneurial Solutions to Insoluble Problems

Identifies HHI as smart solution that addresses root causes of problems.






Best Practices in Early Childhood Development: A Review of the Literature for the Work of HHI

HHI Program Evaluation

An Analysis of the Theoretical Framework of HHI


Related Research


American Academy of Pediatrics – An Integrated Scientific Framework for Child Survival & Early Childhood Development

American Academy of Pediatrics – The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

American Academy of Pediatrics- The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bond: Focus on Children in Poverty

Better Care Network - Global Fact Sheet on Orphanages

Harvard University - Center for the Developing Child, Global Children’s Initiative

The Lancet Journal -Child Development in Developing Countries (2011)

The Lancet Journal - Linking Child Survival & Child Development for Health, Equity & Sustainable Development (2013)

The Lancet Journal - Investment in Early Childhood Development, 2014

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child - The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child - The Science of Early Childhood Development: Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

USAID –  Promoting Early Childhood Development for OVC in Resource Constrained Settings: The 5×5 Model

UNICEF –   The State of the World’s Children, 2013

UNICEF & World Health Organization - Integrating Early Childhood Development (ECD) into Nutrition Programs in Emergencies

World Bank – World Development Report, 2015: Stepping Up Early Childhood Development

World Health Organization - Early Childhood Development: A Powerful Equalizer

World Health Organization - The Importance of Caregiver-Child Interactions for the Survival & Healthy Development of Young Children


Related Media


New York Times, Protecting Children from Toxic Stress, Nov. 2013, David Bornstein

New York Times, Cuddle Your Kid!, Oct. 2012, Nicholas Kristof

New York Times, A Poverty Solution that Starts with a Hug, Jan. 2012, Nicholas Kristof