In recent years there has been an upsurge in parenting programmes designed to support parents and caregivers in low and middle income countries develop ‘positive parenting skills’. Such interventions aim to improve parents’ understanding of adolescent development and to strengthen their communication skills so as to promote better family relationships and care, less violence, more egalitarian gender norms and better mental health (of both parents and adolescents).
Following the recent publication of an evidence review by GAGE on parenting programmes for adolescents in the Global South, this event will bring together leading policy actors and experts in parenting programme design, delivery and evaluation to explore what works best to support families and communities to respond to adolescent needs, and fast-track positive outcomes for adolescent girls and boys.
- Mrs Simegn Wube Haile, State Minister, Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, Ethiopia
- Dr Uwera Kanyamanza Claudine, Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Children, Rwandan Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF)
- Dr Kim Miller, Senior Advisor for Youth Prevention at the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Families Matter!
- Dr Eve Puffer, Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience and Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute
- Rachel Marcus, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Dr Nicola Jones, Principal Research Fellow, ODI and Director of GAGE (Chair)