Strengthening national systems for ECI across Europe and Central Asia
Event date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 10:30
Event end date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 12:00
Location: 
Zoom
Registration before: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 09:30
Organised by: 
UNICEF ECARO, WHO/Europe, ISSA

Strengthening national systems for early childhood intervention (ECI) across Europe and Central Asia

Effective and quality early childhood intervention services are informed by the social model of disability, they aim to address the child’s areas of difficulties in the context of the family and through interventions in the child’s natural environment. They build on family strengths, priorities and needs to address the multiple needs of children and their families. Ideally ECI services are delivered in a coordinated manner with participation of health, education and social protection sectors. Moving away from the legacy of clinical, medically focused services for young children with disabilities is a long and difficult journey.

This webinar will introduce the main dimensions of contemporary, evidence-based, family-centred ECI. It will present the experiences of three countries that have been systematically working over the past years to strengthen their national ECI systems, demonstrating the diversity of approaches and institutional arrangements in national ECI system building, entry points and lessons learnt.

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