This section allows visitors to register child focused practices that they are developing or implementing in order to share knowledge with other users. These practices are posted here to promote information sharing and to support learning across the EU community of policymakers and providers. A practice entered in this section will automatically be reviewed for inclusion in the Evidence-Based Practice section if the ‘evaluation references’ section below is completed. Additionally, we encourage users to notify us when a new evaluation is completed for a practice that is already listed in this user registry by sending an email to EMPL-EPIC@ec.europa.eu.
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Descriptive randomized study in two stages aiming to assess the knowledge and attitudes of primary school students regarding sun protection measures and risks before and after an educational intervention. The sample of children aged 8-12 years attending a school in the prefecture of Korinthia (Greece). The students filled in a questionnaire of 21 items to assess their knowledge and attitudes about sun-related risks and protection measures; secondly, an educational intervention took place; finally, after 15 days, the same students completed the questionnaire again. The results showed that although the level of knowledge increased, there was not a significant shift in attitudes.
The evidence from early intervention studies of autism has emphasised the need for early diagnosis. Insight into the early presentation of autism is crucial for early recognition, and routine screening can optimise the possibility for early diagnosis. General population screening was conducted for 2.5-year-old children at child health centres in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the efficacy of the screening instruments in predicting a clinical diagnosis of autism was studied.
Prevention in School (PS) is a comprehensive program which aims to improve the learning climate and reduce problem behaviour in elementary schools. Core components are teaching of school rules, praise and rewards to support prosocial behaviour, and a forum involving parents.
Wellcome is a social enterprise, which develops products and services for families in order to encourage them to take part in the adventure of having a family. The fundamental approach is that children are well, if their parents are well too.
Fruehstart is an association of and for parents of premature infants. They propose discussions and advice, even after the child has left the hospital. Members of the association include parents, doctors, children’s nurses and therapists.