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Happy Healthy Ready

Developing an outreach model of care in early childhood developmental surveillance for children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds in South Eastern Sydney. The Happy Healthy Ready Projects in Botany and Rockdale tested two different models for working with early childhood/family support services to increase access to early intervention for children with developmental concerns. Both projects have shown that training early childhood/family support workers in child development and undertaking developmental surveillance in places where families feel comfortable and safe increases identification and early intervention for developmental concerns and delays. The team is also working with ELDOH to trial a developmental surveillance app in GP settings.

The Team

A/Prof Sue Woolfenden

Team Lead

Dr Jade Burley

Researcher