This material has been adapted for the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Care for Child Development (CCD) is an evidence-based approach designed to foster stimulation of young children by guiding their parents and caregivers on how to engage in play and communication activities that promote motor, cognitive-language and social-emotional skills. It also strengthens responsive caregiving skills by coaching parents and caregivers during a play interaction with their child to observe, interpret and appropriately respond to their child’s signals.
Parenting programmes are considered a key global and evidence-based strategy for violence prevention against children, as well as being a recognised cost-effective tool for improving parental mental health and child behavioural well-being. However, most of the evidence focuses on the early years and/or young children and is limited to high income settings. This report outlines the key findings of the Mapping of parenting programmes for adolescents in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.