Media & Events

GISP seeks to promote events on parenting support from across regions and sectors. If you have any upcoming events that you would like to share, please submit them to info@support-parents.org.

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Upcoming events

Mar5

Enhancing disability inclusivity in parenting interventions

March 5, 2024

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Mar7

Beliefs & Practices on Play in Serbia & Zambia

March 7, 2024

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10:30 am

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Mar11

Beliefs & Practices on Play in Bhutan & Rwanda

March 11, 2024

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4:15 pm

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Apr15

USAID Global Education Conference

April 15, 2024

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USAID
Our gathering will be an opportunity to build and strengthen relationships, and foster networks to share collective knowledge, experience, and evidence. Together, we can achieve the commitments to goals aimed at increasing learning outcomes for all learners through resilient, accessible, and inclusive education.

Past events

Oct25

Transforming Children’s Care Webinar #16 – Making an Investment Case for Family Care: Recent Experience from Moldova

October 25, 2023

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Transforming Children’s Care Collaborative
The Republic of Moldova has been on a fifteen-year journey of moving from a social welfare system based on residential care for children to one centered around family care. There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of children in residential care, from some 17,000 before 2000 to less than 700 today. Concurrently, progress has been made in developing new laws, policies, and standards to promote family care, including the establishment of models of alternative family care. A minimum package of care services (MPS) has been established, by law, with a focus on supporting families and preventing separation and violence. However, there are many systemic areas that are largely undeveloped, and the current humanitarian crisis in the country has made reform of Moldova’s care system an urgent priority. Resources for strengthening the system must be sought domestically and externally to secure the future of Moldova’s children. Informed by recent evidence highlighting the risks that contribute to family separation—and the services that can address the risks, budget reviews and financial assessments that highlighted the cost effectiveness of community and family-based services compared to residential care, and responding to the opportunities created by Moldova’s EU accession efforts, UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care Initiative (CTWWC), and leading civil society organizations from Moldova combined efforts to make an investment case for family care. The webinar will provide a detailed overview of recent efforts and investment case documents produced by care reform stakeholders in Moldova to support the government and collective advocacy for increased investments in a more child-centered social welfare system in Moldova.
Oct12

3-Hour Training: Introduction to Setting Up Safe Healing Spaces for Climate and Conflict Affected Communities

October 12, 2023

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Amna
This is a free, 3-hour online training that introduces organisations, frontline practitioners, and volunteers to core theory and skills required to provide safe psychosocial support services for communities affected by severe forms of adversity such as war, forced displacement, natural disasters and climate emergencies. Participants will reflect on the impact of stress and trauma on the wellbeing of the affected communities and will be introduced to tools that promote grounding and healing in emergencies. Live interpretation in Arabic, Armenian or other languages is available upon request.
Jul27

Optimising Engagement for a Digital Parenting Intervention in Tanzania

July 27, 2023

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Global Parenting Initiative
Violence against children and adolescents is a pervasive global problem, but it is particularly acute in low- and middle-income countries. Parenting interventions have shown promise in reducing violence, but in-person interventions are often expensive and inaccessible to at-risk families. Digital interventions present a scalable and cost-effective alternative, yet engaging families is a substantial challenge. Join us for a webinar exploring the study design, implementation, and findings of a 2x2x2 factorial trial for the optimisation of engagement in ParentApp for Teens, an open-source digital parenting intervention implemented in Tanzania. This is the first known cluster randomised factorial trial for a digital parenting intervention in a low- and middle-income country, so don’t miss the chance to learn more about this innovative programme in this unique setting!
Jul6

Online launch – Harnessing Technology: a review of digital tools supporting parents and the early childhood workforce

July 6, 2023

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Bernard van Leer Foundation and Research for Development (R4D)
The Bernard van Leer Foundation and Research for Development (R4D) will be launching on July 6th, 2pm CET a new knowledge resource “Harnessing Technology: a review of digital tools supporting parents and the early childhood workforce” presenting the latest insights into current technology-enabled tools designed to support the parents, caregivers, and the early childhood workforce of children ages 0 to 5 worldwide. Digital tools have become increasingly prevalent in supporting early childhood development (ECD) globally, representing a great potential to reach a wider audience and improve access and quality of support to young children. The report focuses on their features, objectives, and current practices, as well as key success factors, and design, implementation, and dissemination challenges. The report also includes an interactive database showcasing 23 unique digital tools and features, as well as four case studies on partnership, adaptation, user engagement, and monitoring and evaluation.
Join us for the global launch on 6 July featuring a presentation of the findings and discussion with the report contributors.
Jul4

Parenting support for the mental health and wellbeing of children and parents

July 4, 2023

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UNICEF
This webinar explores how we can support parental mental health and parenting skills to ensure optimal parent-child interactions and children’s development, as well as strategies to promote mental health in early childhood. UNICEF’S vision for elevating parenting will be also presented, including the three elements of support for parenting and the pyramid of parenting support.
Jun28

Global Support for Parents: A Call to Action

June 28, 2021

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UNICEF, WHO, ECDAN, End Violence Partnership, Parenting for Lifelong Health
On 28 June, nearly 500 individuals joined the launch of the Global Initiative to Support Parents – and the Call to Action– to push for increased support for parents, caregivers, and families across the world. At the event, several high-level leaders spoke in support of the initiative, including Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization; Henrietta H Fore, the Executive Director of UNICEF; Dr Howard Taylor, the Executive Director of the End Violence Partnership; Dr Muhammad Musa, Executive Director of BRAC International; and many others.