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Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) presents on regional parenting support at ARNEC 2024

Inspiring Global Parenting Support: GISP at the ARNEC Conference

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Empowering Parents and Caregivers of Children with Disabilities

Empowering Parents and Caregivers of Children with Disabilities

A mother interacting with her daughter as part of TOSTAN's Reinforcement of Parental Practices Module, where by applying the knowledge gained during the Reinforcement of Parental Practices Module, parents and community members will give children an excellent start in their social, linguistic, and emotional growth. This healthy development will in turn lead to more children staying in and excelling in school, and improve child parent relationship.

Scaling Parenting Support: Tips From Country Practitioners

Photo by Dayana Sabani

Increased Father Involvement in Parenting Benefits All: Part Two

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Increased Father Involvement in Parenting Benefits All: Part One

Increased Father Involvement in Parenting Benefits All: Part One

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Parenting Month: Supporting Parents And Caregivers To Foster Safe Childhoods | End Violence Against Children

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | GISP Newsletter, May 2024

GISP Newsletter, May 2024

The May 2024 issue shares Parenting Month resources, GISP updates, Country Updates, Resources on parent and caregiver support ,evidence and more
Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Supporting All Parents: A Conversation with a Deaf Father

Supporting All Parents: A Conversation with a Deaf Father

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | New Evidence Briefs Examine How Parenting Programs Can Reduce Violence Against Children and Women 

New Evidence Briefs Examine How Parenting Programs Can Reduce Violence Against Children and Women 

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Kenya’s National Positive Parenting Programme Shares Promising Scale Approach

Kenya’s National Positive Parenting Programme Shares Promising Scale Approach

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Breaking Stereotypes: A Conversation with UNICEF Ghana on Parenting and Gender Roles

Breaking Stereotypes: A Conversation with UNICEF Ghana on Parenting and Gender Roles

On October 14th, 2021, Jenifer Fernanda Menendez Martinez (11 years old) dances for her parents Samuel Menendez Rivera (45 years old ) and Iris Martinez Marroquin (43 pars old)in the park in front of her house in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Cultures Vary and Evolve—So Do Parenting Practices

Mother and daughter kissing, Kenya copyright TheFairstart Foundation

Exploring Diverse Parenting Practices: Q and A with the Fairstart Foundation

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Supporting Children and Caregivers Must Go Hand-in-Hand this Red Hand Day

Supporting Children and Caregivers Must Go Hand-in-Hand this Red Hand Day

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | GISP Newsletter, January 2024

GISP Newsletter, January 2024

The January 2024 issue shares GISP updates, 2023 Highlights, Country Updates, resources on parent and caregiver support ,evidence and more.
Students chanting "Bharat Mata ki Jai" (reverence to the Mother land of India) during morning assembly at Middle School Keoti Balak. Teachers at the school deliver CorStone's Youth First program, an integrated emotional resilience and health curriculum for grades 6 to 8. Youth First is a unique intervention that helps children build their resiliency, improve self-efficacy, and develop social-emotional intelligence; this work prepares them for additional programs in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Research indicates that sStudents in the Youth First program have higher levels of social, emotional, educational, and mental well-being.

The Power of Play: How Parents and Caregivers Can Foster Holistic Learning

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Special Olympics Brings Children with Disabilities to the Forefront

December 3, 2023 – On December 3 each year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated. This international day was established by the United Nations in 1992 “to promote an understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.”
Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Joint Pledge Urges Global Leaders to Prioritize Needs for Refugee Parents, Caregivers, and Children

Joint Pledge Urges Global Leaders to Prioritize Needs for Refugee Parents, Caregivers, and Children

Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Joint Pledge Urges Global Leaders to Prioritize Needs for Refugee Parents, Caregivers, and Children

Joint Pledge Urges Global Leaders to Prioritize Needs for Refugee Parents, Caregivers, and Children

As part of the pledge, GISP and the Alliance are commiting to collaborating with national stakeholders across five areas by 2027. This will include: supporting five refugee-hosting countries to help strengthen policies and institutional arrangements around family-strengthening services and caregiving support for both refugee and host communities; hosting a global parenting forum in 2024 to elevate the need for caregiving support; collaborating with global organizations to end violence against children; convening national and subnational regional stakeholders; and facilitating knowledge exchange across sectors.
Global Initiative to Support Parents (GISP) | Let Kids “Take Over” on This World Children’s Day and Beyond

Let Kids “Take Over” on This World Children’s Day and Beyond

On this World Children’s Day (November 20), we recognize and celebrate the ideas and demands that children have on issues that matter to them. From climate change to education to ending discrimination, we encourage kids to “take over” to inspire us with their actions, show us their solutions, and galvanize support for positive change. As parenting and caregiving advocates, we must create the enabling conditions to make that happen.