Date: 29-05-2024

4EParent Webinar: Father Involvement in Child Development and Care

What Does Father Involvement in Child Development and Care Mean? From Concepts to Data Informing Policy Making and Program Development 

 Join us for an enlightening webinar that delves into the critical role of father involvement in child development from conception to six years of age. This event will offer valuable insights and practical guidance for professionals and policymakers dedicated to enhancing family support systems.  

 Date: June 12, 2024    

 Time: 11:00 - 13:00 CET    

Webinar Overview  
We will explore the multifaceted concept of father involvement in a child's life, highlighting key indicators essential for policy development and program implementation. Our discussion will cover:  

  • Child's Health: Engagement in ultrasound visits, pediatric consultations, and birth processes.  
  •  Daily Routines: Participation in activities such as preparing meals, bedtime routines, and bathing.  
  • Play and Learning: Fathers' roles in indoor and outdoor play, reading, and participation in community activities.    


Key Questions Addressed  

  • Program Development: How can a set of indicators guide the development of programs targeting professionals and families, especially fathers or fathers-to-be?  
  • Policy Informing: Which indicators should be monitored through parent-targeting services to inform policies and programs aimed at increasing fathers' engagement?  
  • Data Utilization: What can existing data at various levels (program, service, country, regional, global) teach us about father engagement in child development to help formulate impactful indicators?  


Why Attend?  

  • Research Insights: Learn from leading research in father involvement and child development.  
  • Practical Applications: Discover how to apply these insights in program development and policy making.  
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and policymakers dedicated to family support.  


Who Should Attend?  

  • Policymakers  
  • Child development specialists  
  • Program developers  
  • Researchers  
  • Health and social care professionals  
  • Fathers and fathers-to-be  


Meet Our Panelists! 

  • Clara Alemann – Director of Programs, Equimundo   
  • Manuela Naldini - Professor of Sociology, University of Turin, expert in family and parenthood, and external evaluator for 4EParent  
  • Jan Peeters – Senior advisor at the Center of Innovation in Early Years (VBJK) in Belgium   
  • Suna Hanoz-Penney - Director of Strategy, International Programs, Partnerships at AÇEV- Mother Child Education Foundation, Turkey  
  • Eberhard Schaefer - Founder & Senior Counsellor & Therapist, Berlin Fathers' Center in Germany   
  • Giorgio Tamburlini – Chairperson, Center for Child’s Health in Italy   

Register Now!  

Don't miss this opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of father involvement and its impact on child development. Enhance your knowledge and contribute to building a robust support system for families.   

 Together, let's pave the way for a future where fathers are actively engaged in nurturing the next generation!   


Webinar recording: Click here

Slides from webinar: Slide Deck

Links to initiative websites: EMINC, 4eParent

Links shared during webinar:

My Dad’s Journey:

MenCare Fatherhood Global Campaign:

State of the Worlds Reports by Equimundo and partners around the world:

The Road to Equal Care through data showing a mix of advances and setbacks on the winding road to care equality:

MenCare’s media campaigns, adapted around the world, inspire men, their families, and their communities to support men’s caregiving. MenCare provides global content and advice on adaptation for local organizations to use and tailor to their cultures and contexts. Partners have adapted and created TV advertisements, posters, slogans, photos, radio advertisements, and advertisements for local fathers’ groups. From Brazil and Nicaragua, to Rwanda, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, MenCare partners have produced short films that tell powerful stories of men overcoming violence, childhood trauma, and combatting gender norms to become involved fathers and caregivers:

Program P: an evidence based program to engage menas caring and equitable fathers: