Interconnections Worldwide

Working internationally to share information, help build knowledge and support teamwork around babies, children and young people who are disabled, marginalised or vulnerable

The home of Team Around the Child (TAC) and Caring Activism

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Are you a Community Midwife or Health Visitor that could input into a NHS project on constipation in babies? (UK)

The National Constipation Project aims to promote good bladder and bowel health from birth

To do this they are looking for a Community Midwife and Health Visitor to help explore possible interventions and education for parents-to-be and new parents. 

If you can spare a couple of hours between now and Christmas they would love to hear from you. Please email Juliette Rayner, Chair of the Children and Transition sub-group of the national project. 

A study of NHS Staff (England) views of supporting children with learning and/or developmental disabilities exhibiting feeding difficulties and their families – CAN YOU HELP?

A request from Suzy Mejía-Buenaño

I am conducting a study about NHS Staff views of supporting children with learning and/or developmental disabilities exhibiting feeding difficulties and their families as part of my PhD research at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.

I am looking for NHS Staff who provide support or intervention in NHS Trusts in England for children with learning and/or developmental disabilities exhibiting feeding difficulties who would be interested in participating in a 1-hour online interview with myself.

I am interested in learning about NHS Staff experiences of providing support or intervention for feeding difficulties in this population.

Please feel free to get in touch with me for more information and if you have any queries.  

Suzy Mejía-Buenaño (she/her)

PhD Researcher

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Tizard Centre, SSPSSR, University of Kent

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Do you have a book to promote?

If your book fits in with the broad themes covered in TAC Bulletins, Interconnections can support you in its promotion

This is a low-cost service and is specially designed for each separate publication. We will first need to read your book and then discuss with you some ways forward.

Please, in the first instance, get in touch and tell us about your book.

Peter Limbrick

Interconnections

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Tel: (UK) 01497 831550

PLAY – an island of safety in a stormy sea

‘Play is the language of childhood. Playful children are happier children, more confident children...’

From CreateCATT: "As the uncertainty of this pandemic continues to loom large in all of our lives, concern about the impact on a generation of children grows bigger. A generation growing up amid global uncertainty, a generation missing out on opportunities for attending school – or if they are at school, they’re socially distancing, wearing masks and being constantly monitored. A generation of children who have lived many months on lockdown, impacting not only their social and academic development but also their physicality and emotional wellbeing. A generation where the stress of the worst recession on record is hanging over their families, creating systemic anxiety whose ripples will be felt for many years, an event creating wide chasms in social inequality.

"The World Economic Forum predicts that tens of millions of children lifted out of poverty in the last 10 years are now slipping back. The situation is dire in so many ways, it can be hard to stay optimistic. But it’s also a time when we have been able to look clearly at what matters: investing in relationships, health and communities, and thinking of new ways to reimagine education. The old ways need to change, and these changes can be harnessed for good. As resourceful, creative human beings, we’re being given opportunities to make these changes in unprecedented way...."

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