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We are honoured to have Manuel Manrique blog on The CI platform. Early Childhood Development themes are prominent in those blogs - including Every Child Counts; The Antidote to Bullying; Years ago they voted for peace; Social Innovation Counts and The Swallows of Comuna 8.
In Social Innovation Counts he asks this question:
"Where will be the children of Edison Flores, the young man who died ten years ago lying on a steep street of Comuna 8 ... The protagonist of the documentary La Sierra, poor, 22 years old, not only left behind death and terror but also six children - borne by six different girls - who by now must be between 10 and 13 years, i.e., the age at which the crime lurks and where many children are hooked by crime, where otherwise untouched?"
Violence has a marked effect on children.
- How do you address the issues of violence and child development?
- What strategies have you found to be most effective?