Burnout of Professionals and Parents with Children with Disabilities:
Prevention, common challenges and mutually empowering methodologies and practices in Early Child Intervention Services
The Burnout Free ECI project aims to craft a roadmap to better outcomes and lead to innovative, mutually empowering techniques and solutions to some of the most complex challenges parents with children with disabilities (CwD), professionals in the disability field and Organizations face, hindering the prospects of early childhood. Our experience from working with parents and Children with Disabilities (CwD) and recent studies have revealed the seriousness of burnout implications on parents with children with disabilities and Professionals in the disability field. The Burnout FREE ECI project addresses the tremendously serious issue of professionals’ and parents’ burnout on the family centered Early Child Intervention. It has also revealed the need to enhance the protective factors for family and ECI professionals and reduce the burnout risk factors which threaten to result in social isolation of professionals and in social exclusion of parents and children with disabilities.