Supporting children at high risk
Supporting and guiding children at high risk and their families 

Supporting and guiding children at high risk and their families

A growing number of children at risk are joining Multi Purpose Day Care Centers.  There are also children of working mothers, whose children are in the Centers due to the working hours of their mothers.  These children also need special attention so that their development is not delayed nor they suffer from neglect.  Until recent years children were taken into the Multi Purpose Day Care Centers, in order to stop them being hurt in their family environments.  The DCC was only used for protection.  We have since found out that without working together with their parents, in a family environment, there is little chance for change.

The project aims to find, and evaluate children at risk, from three months to three years, in the WIZO Day Care Centers and in other frameworks in the locality, where the project operates. The project focuses upon reducing and preventing developmental problems – as early as possible.  All this will take into account what is happening in the wider area of the home, the DCC,  amongst  the staff of the DCC and professionals from the community who work within the community in these spheres.

 WIZO, the Women's International Zionist Organization, is a non-party international movement dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, welfare of all sectors of Israeli society and encouragement of Jewish education in Israel and the Diaspora.
 WIZO is an international movement of Zionist women, founded in England in 1920. Today, there are over a quarter of a million volunteers in 50 Federations throughout the world, working actively for the welfare of the citizens of Israel and providing help and support in the operation of hundreds of education and welfare projects and services.