Families Matter! Parenting Program

The Families Matter! Program (FMP) is an evidence-based, parent-focused intervention designed to promote positive parenting and effective parent-child communication about sexuality and sexual risk reduction, including risk for child sexual abuse and gender-based violence, for parents or caregivers of 9-12 year-olds in Africa. FMP recognizes that many parents and guardians may need support to effectively convey values and expectations about sexual behaviour and communicate important HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention messages to their children. The goal of FMP is to reduce sexual risk behaviour among adolescents by engaging parents in the delivery of primary prevention messages to their children, and increasing awareness and protective strategies against child sexual abuse and harmful gender norms that may lead to violence. 

Families Matter! Parenting Program