About Mid Coast 4 Kids
Mid Coast 4 Kids is a collective impact initiative designed to support Mid Coast communities to address long term and entrenched social issues, with a focus on issues that affect children and young people.
Our aim is to give children and young people the best start in life. Mid Coast 4 Kids takes a ‘whole of community’ approach to positively influence the contexts within which they live including their families, communities and the broader social, economic and cultural environment.
Mid Coast 4 Kids are using the principles of collective impact and prevention science to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families across the Mid Coast.
Mid Coast 4 Kids is made up of a dynamic group of people from across the community who are building a structure that can support a long term focus on systems change.
Vision: Mid Coast 4 Kids is a community based initiative designed to support children and young people to make a safe, supported and successful transition from childhood through to adulthood.
Evidence: Mid Coast 4 Kids recognises the first 2000 days in a child’s life are a critical time for physical, cognitive, social and emotional health and development. We recognise that early life experiences are strongly predictive of how a child will learn and grow and these impacts will extend across their lifespan.
Research: Mid Coast 4 Kids is committed to using the most up to date Australian and International research and evidence to bring a new level of rigour to early intervention practices on the Mid Coast.
Voice: Mid Coast 4 Kids is committed to robust exploration of local systems issues, prioritising community voices and local experts in the field.
Collaboration: Mid Coast 4 Kids advocates for effective community, government and partner agency collaboration to deliver a strong, evidence based system of care and support for children, young people and families.
Evaluation: Mid Coast 4 Kids is committed to robust evaluation of local systems change initiatives to ensure actions are effective and provide opportunities for shared learning.
Leadership: Mid Coast 4 Kids will provide leadership and development opportunities to Mid Coast communities to build their capacity to recognise and respond to systems issues across a range of contexts.
We currently facilitate and support a range of projects, including, but not limited to:
Brighter beginnings: the first 2000 days
With almost 100,000 births per year in NSW. Brighter Beginnings aims to provide families with the information they need, when they need it to make their decisions and empower families with clear, reliable and timely information
One of the valuable online resources is the Learn the Signs, Act Early Milestone Monitoring Tools that are in the Blue Book and help parents track their child’s development. Parents should speak to a Child and Family Health Nurse located in Child and Family Health Centres or doctor if they have concerns about how their child is growing, developing or behaving.
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