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G261(P) Transition to Parenthood Innovative resources to support families in the first 1001 critical days
  1. A Baum,
  2. J Watson,
  3. H Daly
  1. Best Beginnings, London, UK

Abstract

Aims There here is strong evidence of the benefits of supporting families in the first 1001 critical days not only because of impact on child outcomes but because parents are especially receptive to offers of advice and support during this “window of opportunity”. Bump Buddy, Baby Express and a series of Perinatal Mental Health films have and will continue to be developed as complimentary tools to ease parents transition to parenthood, providing pertinent information in a highly-accessible and usable formatto educate and empower parents as well as improve their confidence and knowledge.

Methods The charity who have created this series of interventions are committed to working with the evidence base to create a usable, easily accessed tools to educate and empower parents as well as improve their confidence and knowledge. Expert groups have led the development of Bump Buddy, Baby Express and the Perinatal Mental Health films have. Appreciative enquiry is used at every opportunity to engage parents and professionals to embed these resources into services.

Results These interventions will be evaluated from launch.

Conclusion Transition to Parenthood interventions have the potential to support the physical, social, emotional and language development of young children as well as provide support to parents during a this distinctive period of change.

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