Final Evaluation: “Father Training for Violence-Free Families” (Turkey)
Grantee: The Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV)
Period: September 2010 – September 2013
Grant amount: $465,415
Publication description. The project sought to promote holistic child development by improving the parenting skills of fathers of children aged 2-10. The project included fathers, mothers, schoolteachers and members of the school community in a programme that fosters democratic, anti-violent and gender-sensitive attitudes and behaviour within the family.
- Main findings of the evaluation:a modest improvement in fathers’ approaches and attitudes towards democratic parenting, violence and gender equality;
- in general, the participants were positive when talking about the impact of the training on improving communication within the family;
- the project’s greatest impact related to awareness of and attitudes towards violence; and
- the training for mothers resulted in small improvements regarding violence awareness (in general, mothers already understood that the different categories of violence were indeed violent behaviour).