Supporting Parents and Caregivers: Prevention Strategies Deep Dive

Learn about preventing violence against children and women in households through programmes that work with parents and caregivers.

What Will I Learn?

By taking this course, you will gain an in-depth look at best practices for shifting norms promoting gender equity, as well as strategies to design and implement programmes that work with parents and caregivers in a specific context. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Make a case for parenting programmes as a strategy to prevent violence against children (VAC) and violence against women (VAW) in the family
  • Explain the distinctions between gender-transformative parenting programmes and other parenting programme approaches
  • Outline the elements contributing to the success of parenting programmes addressing VAC and VAW 
  • Describe the meaningful engagement of fathers in parenting programmes

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for: 

  • Violence prevention practitioners in parenting programmes
  • Programme managers and technical leads in parenting programmes

What are the requirements to join?

We strongly recommend that all participants complete the ‘Working at the Intersection of Violence Against Women and Children’ course before starting ‘Supporting Parents and Caregivers: Prevention Strategies Deep Dive’. Understanding the intersections of VAC and VAW in the home is critical to gaining the most from the current course. Other requirements include that you: 

  • Have a functional laptop/mobile phone and access to stable internet
  • Are proficient in English
  • Can complete all sessions and quizzes, as well as engage in the discussion forum

What is the learning schedule?

This self-paced course is designed to be completed within three to four hours over six weeks. 

You will also be invited to live, facilitated sessions with the course facilitators. These live sessions offer an opportunity to meet and share knowledge with other practitioners in the parenting programme space. Jane Kato-Wallace and Lina Digolo lead the sessions.

What is the course outline?

This course has six sessions:

  • Course Introduction
  • Parenting as a Prevention Strategy
  • What’s Gender Got to Do with It? 
  • Gender-Transformative Parenting Programmes
  • A Focus on Male Caregivers
  • Course Conclusion

These interactive sessions are designed to walk you through the various facets of supporting parents and caregivers to prevent VAC and VAW using relevant programme examples and practical considerations for applying this strategy in your context.

For more information about this course, contact us at [email protected].

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