4EParent Webinar: Father Involvement in Child Development and Care  
Event date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 11:00
Event end date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 13:00
Registration before: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 12:30
Organised by: 
ISSA, 4EParent


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

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!