Congratulations to Dr Jamie Lachman, Professor Lucie Cluver and colleagues who are the winners of the Covid-19 response category in the Vice-Chancellor Innovation Awards 2022 for their work on providing 'playful parenting emergency resources' during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was an evidence-based parenting programme that helped to reduce violence against children and improve child wellbeing during the pandemic.
The team developed and tested the Parenting for Lifelong Health suite of in-person parenting programmes, which had been delivered to 300,000 families by the beginning of 2020.
Commenting on the award Dr Lachman said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from the Vice Chancellor for what has truly been a collaborative team effort within Oxford and with our 240 partners across the world. COVID-19 pandemic and other humanitarian crises continue to have a devastating impact on the lives of parents and their children.
It is our hope to build on our learnings from the COVID-19 Playful Parenting Emergency Response to continue providing evidence-informed parenting support where and when it is needed the most. Many thanks to the LEGO Foundation and Oak Foundation for making this possible through the Global Parenting Initiative, a 5-year project aimed at scaling parenting interventions and research in the Global South.”
Read more about the award.