For 2016 implementation, ICS-SP has involved in developing a 5-year Result Framework of Cambodia National Action Plan on VAC that led by Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA). This plan is also highlighted parenting intervention in primary prevention strategy. Further, ICS-SP has provided technical assistance for MoWA in developing national guideline on Positive Parenting to support the national action plan. The ICS-SP expertise on (skillful) parenting program has also been considered by Cambodian government and Unicef as an available resource that needed to continue cooperation.

BACKGROUND

Improving Cambodia’s Society through Skillful Parenting (ICS-SP) is a national non-profit organization, officially registered with Cambodian Ministry of Interior in July 2015. ICS-SP aims to improve family lives that have a significant impact on the well-being of children and women. A goal we aim to achieve by working with parents and caregivers, by strengthening families and communities, and by strengthening and influencing the government, civil society and private sector towards better policies and practice to fulfill the protection of children. At the core of ICS-SP approach is Skillful Parenting program to reduce and prevent violence against children and to promote age appropriate parenting.

WHAT IS SKILLFUL PARENTING? Skillful Parenting is not an education program. But, it is a support program that reinforces positive parenting practices, empowering parents/caregivers to:

  • Address challenges that they face in bringing up their children.
  • Better promote and facilitate their child’s health, development, achievement and protection.
  • Raise children with less stress, fewer problems, more satisfaction with parenting and family life, and to foster or preserve the couple relationship and, in general, improve family well-being.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Initially, there are 3 main programs focused below:

Capacity building of like-minded organizations on Skillful Parenting

ICS-SP aims to become a recognized training agency providing training to other organizations or institutions to incorporate skillful parenting in their programs. ICS-SP chooses to structure this activity as a training business as this will allow ICS-SP to reach out to a large number of parents and caregivers in different parts and segments of Cambodian society in a financially sustainable way. International development agencies, local civil society and government agencies will pay a training fee for their staff to be trained as facilitators on skillful parenting. ICS-SP will provide a number of free scholarships per year to smaller local organizations that are in need of Skillful Parenting, but without resources to pay for a training.

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Provide Skillful Parenting at community level

ICS-SP aims to scale-up its direct implementation of Skillful Parenting in the coming 5 years to support vulnerable parents/caregivers to foster a non-violent and caring home environment and better able to protect their children in and outside of the home.

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Promote Skillful Parenting knowledge, sharing and utilization at national and regional level

ICS-SP aims to provide a platform for stakeholders from different entities both locally and nationally to share experiences, results and best practices of parenting interventions preventing violence against women and children with the goal of strengthening existing programming as well as joint policy influencing. This will be done in partnership with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Also, ICS-SP will connect relevant with parenting networks on a regional and international level to enhance its expertise on parenting.

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