The value and importance of a Prevention and Early Intervention approach over a crisis driven reactive response.

Packed House as Noel Kelly opens the event.

The campaign were delighted to host a discussion around the importance of Prevention and Early Intervention on September 17th in Buswell's Hotel.

There was full attendance for the talk that was chaired by Noel Kelly from Preparing For Life, Northside Partnership. Noel is alao a member of Prevention and Early Intervention Network.

Professor Marjorie Smith spoke about the importance of supporting children in their early years, the critical elements of effected interventions and the cost benefits.

Professor Smith from the Institute of Education, University College London is an expert in early years development and the cost benefits of intervening effectively during this critical period, she has been centrally involved in advising on much of the research undertaken in Ireland in relation to children and families over the last number of years.

Caroline Norris, Dublin Simon Community, gave a moving talk about the real issues surrounding homelessness in Ireland and the impact it is having on families. She spoke about the work homeless agencies are doing in preventing families from losing their homes and the interventions that can be employed to sustain a tenancy for families.

We were delighted to have politicians, frontline workers, academics and members of the public in the audience.

We look forward to hosting more events to encourage discussion around the importance in investing in children in a targeted evidence based manner.

Professor Marjorie Smith's presentation can be accessed here .

Caroline Norris's presentation can be accessed here.

Caroline Norris-Dublin Simon, Professor Marjorie Smith - University College London, Noel Kelly - prevention and Early Intervention Network

Caroline Norris- Dublin Simon Community

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