March 20, 2023 / 9:00 am EDT / Register here
This webinar will be conducted in English.
PAHO and Prof. Ilgi Ertem invite you to participate in this webinar to learn more about The International Guide for Monitoring Child Development (GMCD) and to consider introducing this effective, validated, and standardized tool as part of your child health program and services.
The first years of life is the period when most young children are seen regularly by healthcare workers. These visits, known as well-childcare visits, are opportunities to deliver developmentally appropriate promotive & preventive interventions, anticipatory guidance; and most importantly, to provide care and support to parents, address concerns, and serve as point of connection with resources to address social and environmental risks in families and communities. All children and families are entitled to these services.
The monitoring of child development is an essential component of these visits, but the progress in its provision has been slow and heterogenous. The International Guide for Monitoring Child Development (GMCD) was created by Prof. Ilgi Ertem as a tool to enable providers to monitor and support every child development and to identify and address developmental difficulties. The GMCD is based on two key concepts: (1) Every family has strengths, and they are the experts on their child’s development, and (2) a service provider can support the development of a child when there is a trusting and working partnership with the family.
- Welcome – Setting the stage / Antony Duttine, PAHO Regional Advisor on Disability and Rehabilitation
- The International Guide for Monitoring Child Development (GMCD): What is it? What is the difference with current tools? What are the benefits? / Prof. Ilgi Ertem, Ankara University, Turkey
- Final remarks – Betzabé Butrón, PAHO Regional Advisor on Child Health