Day 2 Presentations

 There are many contributing factors to healthy child development and effective early childhood education. One of these factors is positive parenting. A recent study demonstrates that effective caregiving has a mediating effect on the impact of poverty on brain development. 1 It is also known that child maltreatment has a negative impact on healthy child development and long term impact for adult functioning.

February 13th, 2014

 There are many contributing factors to healthy child development and effective early childhood education. One of these factors is positive parenting. A recent study demonstrates that effective caregiving has a mediating effect on the impact of poverty on brain development. 1 It is also known that child maltreatment has a negative impact on healthy child development and long term impact for adult functioning. Research conducted in a population health trial of the Triple P System in the US demonstrated a reduction in child maltreatment in the counties that had implemented Triple P.

Given the prevalence of poverty and child maltreatment in African countries these studies, and others, present a compelling case for us to look at utilizing effective positive parenting program that increase the competence and capacity of positive parenting for parents in Africa. 

The presentation Triple P in an African Context: An Implementation Framework and Preliminary data on the cultural acceptability of Triple P in Nairobi will provide an overview of an evidenced, positive parenting system of programs, The Triple P System, and the project framework for LMIC developed by Triple P International and University of Queensland. It will also present the preliminary findings from the cultural acceptability study recently conducted in Kenya and Namibia 

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