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Doosan, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family to Partner on Early Childhood Mental Health

- Education program shifts target beneficiaries from child care providers to parents
- One-year course offered to 120 groups of caregivers in 16 centers across Korea

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On Jan. 24, Doosan signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family to collaborate on the “Communal Parenting Education for Early Childhood Mental Health” program. The signing ceremony took place at the Seoul Government Complex, and was attended by Doosan Group Chairman Jeongwon Park and Eun Hee Kang, Gender Equality and Family minister.

Under the agreement, the target beneficiaries of the Early Childhood Mental Health Program,* Doosan’s community involvement (CI) program, will be shifted from child care providers to parents in an effort to provide more comprehensive benefits to families with infants and toddlers. A one-year parenting course has been developed based on the curriculum previously offered to child care instructors under the Early Childhood Mental Health Program. The classes will take place at 16 Communal Parenting Centers** around the country and will consist of 120 small groups of 10 caregivers of infants and toddlers. The company will also continue to host a special lecture program offered since 2014 to Doosan employees and parents living in the local communities.

After signing the agreement, Minister Kang said: “I’m very thankful for this partnership opportunity as the directions of our parent education program and the Early Childhood Mental Health Program of Doosan Group coincide with each other. I hope that the new project would set a good model for how we can raise healthy children together within a community.”

Doosan will continue to carry out a variety of CI activities to help spur the healthy growth of the local community and children.

*The Early Childhood Mental Health Program was established with an aim to promote the healthy development of children’s mental health by providing early childhood psychology education to instructors, and free mental health treatment to infants and toddlers.

**Communal Parenting Centers have been established to help parents reduce the burden of child nurturing and create a community-based child care environment in the nuclear family era.


Doosan Group Chairman Jeongwon Park (left) poses for a photo together with Gender Equality and Family Minister Eun Hee Kang, after signing an agreement to support the Communal Parenting Education Program on Jan. 24 at the Seoul Government Complex.

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Doosan Group Chairman Jeongwon Park (left) poses for a photo together with Gender Equality and Family Minister Eun Hee Kang, after signing an agreement to support the Communal Parenting Education Program on Jan. 24 at the Seoul Government Complex.