Programme for Medical Practitioners Supporting Parents of Babies with Disabilities and Complex Needs

Funding Institution: Turkish National Agency

Grant Scheme: Erasmus+ KA202 Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices - Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training

Implementation Period: September 2017 – December 2020

Period of Project: 40 Months

Project Budget: 324.595 Euros

Project Coordinator: Marmara University, Turkey

Project Partners:

  • Gazi University, Turkey
  • Spastic Children’s Foundation of Turkey – Cerebral Palsy Turkey
  • Unu Si Unu Company Srl, Romania
  • National Association of Professionals Working with People with Disabilities, Bulgaria
  • Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Obstetrics and Gynecology ‘Selena’, Bulgaria
  • Phoenixkm BVBA, Belgium

Project Outcomes:

  • A special curriculum and relevant training material for healthcare professionals working with families with babies at risk which will help them in communicating with families (based on ECVET learning outcomes approach)
  • Country reports prepared with qualitative and quantitative data concerning the social-medical support services provided to parents with babies at risk in partner countries
  • An online peer support portal to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals in communicating with families.
  • An interactive good practices guideline including good practices implemented in partner countries and EU States
  • A mobile application presenting all materials produced within the scope of the project