Monitoring children's development in primary care services: moving from a focus on child deficits to family-centred participatory support
This report of a virtual technical meeting hosted by WHO on 9-10 June 2020 summarizes discussions on how best to monitor children 0 - 3 years of age for risk of developmental delay, disorder or disability in primary care services, considering factors at the level of the child, the family and the community. Participants highlighted the importance of considering a broad array of factors when identifying children who are at risk of sub-optimal development and their families. Participants articulated the importance of adopting strength-based approaches in which developmental monitoring is embedded within strong services of counselling and support. The role of primary care givers for providing this support was well recognized.
Organization: World Health Organization
Year: 2020
Language: English
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