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How do parenting programmes help keep children safe?

This seminar unpacks lessons learnt from successful parenting and caregiver interventions in lower-middle-income countries.

Evidence from across the world demonstrates that parenting programmes reduce violence against children by helping parents and caregivers provide attentive and non-violent care. But what makes these interventions work?

With a focus on lower-middle-income countries, this webinar will discuss lessons learned, challenges, adaptations and ingredients of successful parenting and caregiver interventions.

This event is jointly hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the INSPIRE Working Group and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

Moderator: Jody van der Heyde, INSPIRE Working Group Global Coordinator, ISS


  • Mike Kirakossian, Regional Adviser, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in the Middle East and Eastern Europe Region, World Vision International
  • Dr Isang Aweh, Head, Advocacy, Global Parenting Initiative, University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention
  • Lauren Stephens, Research & Evidence Advisor, Child Protection, Save the Children, UK
  • Ornella Barros, Programme Officer, Arigatou International
Development partners
This seminar is funded by USAID. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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