The Generations for Change curriculum engages with both parents and their young adolescents to reduce intergenerational violence and foster healthy, caring, and supportive relationships between parents and their children.
The program curriculum was jointly developed by Equimundo and Terre des Hommes Lausanne (TdH) with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. In late 2022, TdH piloted this program in Zarqa and Irbid communities in Jordan with Jordanians and Syrians. This innovative program centers a family approach to gender norms, healthy relationships within families, and positive parenting techniques. Although complementary methodologies, a separate curriculum is used for each target group (parents and youth), with two sessions together as a family. The parents’ curriculum includes some sessions held with fathers and mothers separately and other sessions where fathers and mothers are engaging with the content together.
This curriculum has been adapted from Equimundo’s Program P, which is named after padre and pai, the words for father in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively. Program P was originally developed to provide a direct and targeted response to the need for concrete strategies to engage men in active fatherhood from prenatal care through delivery, childbirth, and their children’s early years. For this context and project design, the Program P methodology was adapted to include both mothers and fathers and have a focus on parents of early adolescents (ages 12 to 14).