This training workshop provides community-based professionals with knowledge, skills, and tools to support parents and caregivers of young children in their parenting role. The ultimate goal is to contribute to creating safe and secure environments for young children to grow up and realize their potential. The course consists of five modules each with three or four sections that have been designed to respond to local child-rearing strengths and concerns, socio-economic circumstances, and cultural norms and values. It includes topical issues such as engaging fathers in the parenting process and caring for the carers – recognising the needs of parents as human beings. The toolkit which accompanies this course includes key information about parenting from research and policy which is captured in easy-to-read summary sheets; multimedia materials such as short films and documentaries with guiding viewing questions; and extra reading material and resources for those who would like more information and/or go deeper.
Duration: 5 days
Course content (non-exhaustive):
- Me, my family and my role in protecting children from violence
- The parenting relationship
- ‘Good’ childhood and ‘good’ parenting: cross-cultural perspectives
- Positive parenting strategies
- Creating safe and nurturing environments in the community
For: Community development workers; social workers; early childhood care and education professionals; family support workers/home visitors; health workers; NGO staff; parent representatives, and community and religious leaders.