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Grenada to host children and caregivers conference
Published on February 27, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- REACH Grenada, together with St George’s University and WINDREF, will be holding an upcoming conference bringing together experts in the field of early childhood development and infant-parent mental health for the first time in Grenada.

The Conference will focus on the importance of developing healthy relationships between children and their caregivers and the adaptive effects this have on short and long term outcomes.

“It brings great pride and pleasure for REACH Grenada to present a conference dedicated to the importance of child-caregiver interactions. This is an important topic that we hope to raise awareness of both in Grenada and in the Caribbean,” said Dr Karen Lawson, co-founder, REACH Grenada.

The Conference will be held over the course of two days, June 26-27, 2014, at St George’s University. Through keynote speeches made by world renowned experts, including Dr Ed Tronick, Dr John Hornstein and Marilyn Davillier, as well as interactive workshops, attendees will gain a practical and theoretical understanding on a wide variety of topics relating to early childhood relationships and developmental successes.

“REACH Grenada is thrilled to be able to bring these world experts to share their knowledge with those who deal directly with children and help shape their futures,” said Richard Honigman, MD, advisory chair, REACH Grenada.

The conference is open to all interested, including parents, residential home and day care staff, Roving Caregivers, CPA workers, police officers, students and any other community members within and outside of Grenada. REACH Grenada hopes that this will be the start of an on-going and long-term commitment to improve pro-child outcomes within Grenada and beyond.

“It’s an honour and privilege to be a part of this event. The ministry of social development lends its support and looks forward to this conference as we endeavour to build the capacity of our caregivers in the state of Grenada,” said Dawne Cyrus, coordinator, Early Childhood Services Unit, Ministry of Social Development.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion. The fee for two days is EC$200. For more information on registration and scholarship inquiries, contact conference@reachgrenada.org
 
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