The Prevention and Early Intervention Network (PEIN) harnesses the commitment, expertise and experience of our many members, and the various perspectives which they bring. PEIN networking events offer opportunities to learn, share, challenge and collaborate in a supportive environment which seeks to promote effective approaches and provide a collective voice for the sector.
Research Into Effectiveness
The Main objective of the network is – to provide a social and emotional bedrock for the current and future generations of infants, children and young people across the island of Ireland by helping them and their parents (or other main caregivers) before problems arise.
Prevention and Early Intervention can have life-long positive effects on outcomes for children and young people, such as achievement of developmental milestones; educational attainment; better mental health and reduced juvenile crime.
Prevention and early intervention have been shown to impact positivity on the entire life course of the child, reducing their need to avail of a wide range of state services at later stages in their lives and increasing their quality of life. There is clear international evidence on the long-term cost-effectiveness of prevention and early intervention programmes in reducing the long-term need for more costly interventions throughout the child’s life.
It makes sense – prevention is better than cure.
Acting now is more effective than intervening later.
We’ve got the know-how.