The South Burnett - early movement and stimulation project

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Brown, Alice. 2009. The South Burnett - early movement and stimulation project. Toowoomba, Australia. Unpublished.
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The South Burnett - early movement and stimulation project

Report TypeProject report
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AuthorBrown, Alice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages64
Year2009
PublisherUnpublished
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Abstract

In mid 2007, as a result of organisational restructering, the Darling Downs Population Health Unit assumed responsibility for providing services to the South Burnett. Previously these communities had been allocated to the population health unit in Wide Bay. The key aim of the South Burnett – Early Stimulation and Movement project was to pioneer partnerships with families and local support networks in this region and develop an understanding of their contexts. This project was underpinned by a strength-based paradigm that acknowledged the significant contribution families and key agencies in contact with families have in disseminating information and supporting experiences with bonding and attachments as well as routines that stimulate early brain development using physical activity strategies. This study invited key agencies (early childhood services, playgroups, schools, community health agencies, support networks and other organisations that support families and protect children) and parents of young children to share their stories and experiences. The aim of documenting and analysing this information being to develop a deeper appreciation of the region‘s contextual issues, particularly in terms of supporting strong attachment relationships and the health and well-being of young children. This research aimed to record participant stories and 'lived experiences' on information pertaining to their understandings of and practice with bonding and attachment ('connecting with children') as well as routines that stimulate early brain development using 'active play' and physical activity strategies as part of South Burnett – Early Stimulation and Movement Project (SBES&MP).

KeywordsSouth Burnett; Early Movement and Stimulation Project; early movement
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420601. Community child health
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