Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy – A Critical Review of Best Practice

31 July 2012

In Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policies – A Critical Review of Best Practice, Fiona McAllister and Adrienne Burgess from the Fatherhood Institute review policies and programmes that promote or facilitate the involvement of fathers and father-figures from the pre-natal period through the first eight years of their children’s lives. They aim to establish evidence of these programmes’ potential to impact family violence, child abuse or children’s health or learning outcomes.

An Executive Summary and Full Report, both produced in association with Promundo and funded by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, can be downloaded for FREE below.

The Full Report presents 20 case studies primarily from the Global North with some from the Global South, plus a catalogue of additional projects and discussion of key issues. The paper concludes with recommendations for future research, policy and programme design and evaluation. It also draws attention to ways in which best practice in programme areas in the Global South, which have successfully addressed men and fathers (e.g. HIV prevention, women’s economic empowerment and maternal and child health), may be transferred to interventions more directly related to parenting.

Van Leer Fatherhood Executive Summary

Parenting Programmes and Policy Critical Review Full Report


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