Strengthening routine healthcare to build resilience in young children and families affected by war and displacement
Event date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 13:00
Event end date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 14:30
Location: 
Zoom
Registration before: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 12:30
Organised by: 
UNICEF ECARO, WHO Europe, ISSA

Strengthening routine healthcare to build resilience in young children and families affected by war and displacement

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians, in particular children, have been exposed to increased levels of stress, regardless of whether they remained in Ukraine or sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
 
In many cases, primary health workers and other professionals working with young Ukrainian children and caregivers are not equipped to identify the signs of mental health distress in young children, offer psycho-social support and referral, as well as strengthen the resilience in children and caregivers. These should all be part of routine healthcare.
 
On the 31st of October 2023, join Health Systems for Early Childhood Development for a webinar exploring how primary health workers can effectively respond to the effects of adversity in early childhood using professional competencies to build trusting relationships with caregivers and capacities for nurturing care, including integrating a mental health approach that strengthens protective factors in children’s environments.

To learn more and register, click here.