Evidence, mapping and country case studies – the Asia Webinar Series on Supporting Parents and Caregivers

Date: Dec 06, 2022
Time: 19:00 (AEDT) | 16:00 (Manila) | 13:30 (IST)
Address: Online
Organizer: End Violence Partnership, Parenting for Lifelong Health, UNICEF, WHO, Early Childhood Development Action Network, the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood

Rigorous evidence has demonstrated that parenting has lifelong impacts on children’s healthy growth and development on human capital. Evidence-based parenting interventions support healthy growth and development, can prevent child maltreatment, and improve mental health of children, adolescents, and parents. However, access to such interventions remains inadequate.

In response to the challenges in caregiving practices posed to families, which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of partners including End Violence, WHO, UNICEF, Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH), the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), launched the Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP). The ultimate vision of the GISP is to support country-led efforts, so that every family is supported in their caregiving practices and receives the support that they need to develop resilience and protect well-being.

As part of those efforts, this webinar will:

  • Present the rationale for parenting support as a critical approach to improve the wellbeing of children
  • Develop a common understanding of evidence-based interventions and delivery models
  • Examine regional work in progress and gaps in interventions
  • Examine the role of different sectors, namely, health, education and child protection
  • Promote learning and sharing among countries to enhance support for parents