Unfortunately, I still have not made any contact with my international resource, and I am going to continue trying to contact one of them. Therefore for this week blog assignment I had to do to the alternative assignment.
The first insight from the website that I found relevant was the topic on mental health. Mental health is becoming a very important topic in the early childhood field. So many young children are being diagnosed with mental health issues at such a young age. There is an urgent need to identify the scope of the problem within and across countries and to develop evidence-based approaches in policy and service delivery that are responsive to diverse cultural contexts. In the article it discusses how China is trying to assess mental health in their children; how in Rwanda they are discussing how mental health issues affect children with AIDS/HIV; and how to address mental health issues in children who live in the Caribbean’s.
The second insight that I gained from this website is the information on Un Buena Comienzo (UBC), “A Good Start.” This is a collaborative project in Santiago, Chile, to improve early childhood education through teacher professional development (Developing Child). Its helps with health issues in critical areas. The programs encompass international and national parts of the world which relies on contributions form private and public sectors.
The third insight is about Brazil, who is collaborating with local experts to discuss issues about the science of child health and development to guide stronger policies and larger investments to benefit young children and their families. This information taught me that states and countries have to rely on each other to give positive input about how to better meet the developmental needs of the child.
From reading this website, I concluded that the international countries have put much equity into the health and development of their children by doing research and studies so that can provide their children with excellence in care.