PIRS – Refugee StrongStart Program
This program brings parents and children together and focuses on the following domains of developmental parenting:
- Affection: warmth, physical closeness, and positive expressions toward the child;
- Responsiveness: responding to a child’s cues, emotions, words, interests, and behaviours;
- Encouragement: active support of exploration, effort, skills, initiative, curiosity, creativity, and play;
- Teaching: shared conversation and play, cognitive stimulation, explanations, and questions.
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