Latest news 9/10/2017 - 4:17 pm
The Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Vietnam and the University of Melbourne and Monash University (Australia) delivered a workshop entitled “Care for Child Development in the first 1000 days: From research to policy advocacy” on October 5th.
RTTCD aims to achieve a common goal of social development. We carry out research projects and intervene in changing community ’s perspectives and behaviors about hot issues which emerged in our country’s development process with purpose of improving people’s living standards and social welfare .
RTCCD expanded our playing field to cover the clinical epidemiology with the establishment of the TuNa clinic (2006). Currently, with the supports from international specialists, TuNa clinic was developed as Green Pine clinic (2014) focusing on caring for children’s holistic development.
RTCCD has been committed to improving the health and well being of children and families in Vietnam. We also contribute locally relevant technical advice, providing recommendations for future projects and policies that take into account local needs, existing policies, local staff capacity and cultural values.
RTCCD seeks to examine common mental health disorders in urban and rural communities, throughout the lifespan. A large of our work in mental health is about developing locally relevant and low- cost models of screening intervention. By bringing mental health issues out of the shadows, we also aim to address the stigma associated with them.
RTCCD has been dedicated to combating child malnutrition since its establishment. We also have worked to identify the main problems in the diets and feeding practices of the children less than two years of age and the social, economic and cultural factors that influence these feeding practices
RTCCD is working to improve healthcare systems in Vietnam, towards a high quality, affordable service that better meets community needs. Our work in this area includes research on the effectiveness of services, bringing together international leaders to discuss effective systems and advising government policy about future action.
SWPDC aims to build the capacity of the Social Work profession to develop an effective nation- wide response to the urgent need to strengthen child protection system that prevent, protect and respond to all form of violence, exploitation and abuse against children and provide the comprehensive child welfare system required.