Webinar focused on parenting support for mental health

Research shows that optimal development in the early years is highly dependent on the quality of the caregiving environment provided by parents—including responsive parenting.

Responsive parenting refers to parents recognizing their children’s perspectives, including their moods, needs, interests, and abilities, and providing consistent, timely, and appropriate responses.

On 4 July at 10:00 CEST, the Health Systems for Early Child Development initiative will host a webinar on "Parenting support for the mental health and wellbeing of children and parents". Strategies for promoting mental health in early childhood will be discussed and UNICEF’s vision for enhancing parenting will also be presented, including the three elements of support for parenting and the pyramid of parenting support.

The webinar will provide concrete examples of parenting support that will be of interest for professionals implementing parenting programs.

This webinar is organized by UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO), WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe), and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) under the auspices of the Health Systems for Early Child Development initiative. An initiative that serves policy makers, health workers and health care service planners in Europe and Central Asia in their mission to provide young children and their families with quality care that looks beyond the traditional approach of focusing on the physical health of the child.

The webinar will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian and Russian.

Register now for this 90-minute webinar here.