Agrics believes that a sustainable increase in harvest and income together with special attention for parenting knowledge, skills and confidence brings major change in family functioning and child wellbeing. Therefore we work closely together with our sister ngo ICS-SP who developed and implements a method called Skilful Parenting. The integrated approach we apply here is chosen because our own observations suggests that the risks of child maltreatment and poverty are related.
The Skilful Parenting training is a top up for Agrics farmers and free of charge. The 12-week, group-based parenting program is designed for, and evaluated in, rural areas of Africa. The program aims to increase parental competence, well-being and social support as well as children’s development and wellbeing. Under guidance of a local facilitator, trained and certified by ICS, parents and caregivers with children aged 0-18 come together on a weekly basis to gain knowledge and skills, reflect on their role and parenting style, and share their daily parenting experiences and dilemmas. The graphic shows the seven modules the training consists of.
Would you like to learn more on ICS’ Skilful Parenting method? Have a look at the ICS website.