Summary

The overall objective of this study is to determine the most optimal method of delivering an innovative and low-cost community-based intervention that targets both the prevention of violence against children and gender-based violence – the Parenting for Respectability (PfR) programme. By testing different modalities of implementation, UPRISE aims to generate evidence to inform the scale-up of the PfR programme as well as other community-based violence prevention initiatives in Uganda and other low-income countries.

The Proof of Concept findings indicate large effects for parent-reported reduced harsh parenting and reduced spousal violence with a reduction of 26% overall. Children also reported reduced harsh parenting by fathers and mothers with reduction in harsh parenting ranging between 27% to 29%.   Both parents and children reported reduced dysfunctional parent relationships with reductions ranging between 22% to 28%. All secondary outcomes posted improved behavior with f2 ranging between 0.08 and 0.39; and improvements ranging between 6% and 28%. Results suggest the importance of further empirical testing to determine program effectiveness.

This project brings together CHDC, SOS Childrens Villages and researchers from the University of Glasgow to test the different components of this home grown-parenting programme and determine how to improve the intervention, estimate its potential for scale-up, and assess impact.

research questions

How does geographical location affect the implementation of PfR in terms of participation, programme fidelity, quality of delivery, and cost when comparing implementation in urban and peri-urban settings?

How does group composition affect the implementation of PfR in terms of participation, programme fidelity, quality of delivery, and cost when comparing implementation to either existing or newly formed community groups?

How does the professional experience of facilitators affect the implementation of PfR in terms of participation, programme fidelity, quality of delivery, and cost when comparing implementation by professional or community facilitators?

What are the perceptions of coordinating staff, trainers, facilitators, caregivers, government stakeholders, and community leaders regarding the most optimal intervention delivery package to reduce violence against children and intimate partner violence in Uganda?

Parenting for Respectability programme
The Evaluation Fund Reducing Violence Against Children

You can learn more about the PfR programme here: www.parenting.ug