Research conducted by Arab Resource Collective and Yale University Child Study Center, and Published in the “New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development” journal
A pilot wait-list randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted by the Arab Resource Collective and Yale University Child Study center, to assess the impact and the process of implementing and evaluating the Mother-Child Education Program (MOCEP) among refugee families and one low-income community in Beirut, Lebanon. This paper was published in the American Scientific Journal, “New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development”, Issue 167, Volume 2019. This research paper focuses on the analysis of MOCEP implementation. The analysis suggests that, despite multiple challenges, implementation and robust evaluations of early childhood parenting programs in fragile contexts are feasible and urgently needed. This study illustrates how implementation evaluations are a key component of RCTs and crucial to identifying strategies to optimize program uptake and maximize impact.