Date: 23 June 2021.
Time: 9-10:30am EDT.
This virtual event focuses on early childhood development (ECD) in emergencies and will feature contributing authors, issue editors, and guest speakers drawing attention to the efforts that address the needs of young children and families living in humanitarian situations. Lessons learnt from these efforts will also be shared. The articles that will be featured look at ECD in a range of different ways: education, health and nutrition, child protection, mental health and psychosocial support, and response caregiving.
This webinar will be hosted in English and have English live captions.
Speakers (main panel):
- Jonathan Seiden, PhD student at Harvard Graduate School of Education, presenting “Effects of Two Early Childhood Interventions on the Developmental Outcomes of Children in Post-Earthquake Nepal”.
- Fabiola Lara, Senior Specialist on Early Childhood Care and Development at Save the Children, presenting “Building Resilience and Mitigating the Impact of Toxic Stress in Young Children: A Model for Transforming Parenting and Male Caregiving in El Salvador”.
- Ayat Al Aqra, Early Childhood Development Manager for the Ahlan Simsim program in Jordan, and Katelin Swing Wilton, Senior Specialist in Early Childhood Development at International Rescue Committee, co-presenting “Home Visiting in the Middle East: Reflections on the Implementation of Reach Up and Learn”.
- Samier Mansur, co-founder of LiveSafe mobile safety app and founder of No Limit Generation, presenting, “Accessible Strategies to Support Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in Emergencies: Experience from the Rohingya Refugee Camp”.