Global Webinar | The Global Initiative to Support Parents, Working Group on Fatherhood – Challenges of Participatory Caregiving and Universal Support to Fathers

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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The goal of the webinar is the launch of the Working Group on Fatherhoods as part of the Global Initiative to Support Parents of ECDAN. The webinar will serve as a stepping stone in the launch of the Working Group on Fatherhoods, and as its main objectives, the webinar will seek to: Elevate the work on fatherhood and male engagement in parenting being developed by various partners around the world; create shared alignment of all invited partners to establish international collaboration; and highlight advocacy work needed to encourage caregiving.

Speakers include:

  • Miguel Fontes, Executive Diretor, PROMUNDO
  • Elizabeth Lule, Executive Director, ECDAN 
  • Douglas Antonio Mendoza Urrutia, MenCare Latin America  
  • Dr. Richard Fletcher, Associate Professor, University of Newcastle 
  • Shekufeh Zonji, Global Technical Lead, ECDAN
  • Luciano Ramos, Senior Programs Consultant, PROMUNDO 
  • Dr. Vibian Angwenyi, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Aga Khan University, Institute for Human Development 
  • Prof. Hasina Banu Ebrahim, Research Professor, University of South Africa (UNISA) 
  • Dr. Mihaela Ionescu, Program Director, ISSA  


►And ECPC Co-founder and Emeritus member:

Dr. Kyle Pruett,  Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale  University, Child Study Center 
Dr. Kyle Pruett is a clinical Professor of Psychiatry at both the Child Study Center and the School of Nursing at the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Pruett conducted the USA’s only long-term study of the impact on children of primary caretaking fathers. He has also been in the private practice of child psychiatry for 4 decades. Author of several award-winning books, he also writes a blog for Psychology Today called ‘Once Upon a Child’. He hosted his own Lifetime Television series, ‘Your Child Six to Twelve with Dr. Kyle Pruett’.  He is past-president of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and their Families, and a past member of the Sesame Workshop Board of Directors. Dr. Pruett is featured in the award-winning Zero to Three Podcast series ‘Little Kids, Big Questions’, the Goddard Schools ‘Parenting in Five” series, and the Johnson and Johnson video, ‘Distinctly Dad: Rewards of a father’s love’.


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