6 Core Messages
1. Violence is a behaviour that is caused and can be prevented.
2. Propensity for violence develops mainly through maltreatment before age 3. Family influence is the key factor.
3. Environment plays a major role in shaping the structure of the infant brain – and determining propensity.
4. Maltreatment of children has long-term consequences for their mental and physical health.
5. Attunement between parent and infant produces the key antidote to internal propensity.
6. Prevention does work and there is a powerful economic case for it.