Date: 17-05-2019

What’s on the cutting-edge of male caregiver’s involvement in the early years

Just two weeks after its launch, results from the landmark State of the World’s Fathers 2019 will be presented for discussion at the ISSA Conference 2019. State of the World’s Fathers provides examples of best practices and recommendations for programmatic action to promote involved fatherhood and caregiving and to advance gender equality. This presentation will be part of a larger pre-conference workshop entitled, Responsive care-giving through Gender Equity and Father and Male caregiver involvement, which will stress the interconnections of responsive care-giving, gender equity and father and male caregiver involvement.

Positive Parenting Practices among Fathers

Rebecka Inga Lundgren, Deputy Director, Director of Research at the Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University, will be also with us for this workshop to share an innovative approach to changing patterns of violence. She will navigate us through the Responsible Engaged and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative, which aims to build positive partnerships and parenting practices among young fathers (aged 16-25) in post-conflict Northern Uganda to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence and physical punishment of children.

Supporting Families for Nurturing Care

In addition to several other exciting presentations, ISSA colleagues will introduce you to the module on engaging fathers, from the celebrated Resource Modules for Home Visitors: Supporting Families for Nurturing Care developed by UNICEF and ISSA. This module is intended to better equip home visitors with the latest knowledge and tools to support and engage with the families of young children.

Learn more, and find out how to register, here. Still not sure if you’ll attend the ISSA Conference 2019, Get in touch to ask a question. And, stay tuned. We’ll be sharing more details on what your peers have prepared for you during all the parallel sessions and plenaries!