CAAFAG Parenting Intervention
Strengthening Protection and Reintegration of Children (SPARC) is another exciting program the IRC has piloted to support Children Formerly Associated with Armed Forces/Groups (CAAFAG). In here linked is the research content related to the CAAFAG Parenting Intervention. We conducted a desk review of existing Family Strengthening or Parenting interventions for CAAFAG or armed conflict contexts which informed the intervention together with the formative research findings. The Case Study gives a summary of the Parenting Intervention Program. To better understand why children and adolescents are joining armed groups, the IRC conducted formative qualitative research in Ouham-Pendé, CAR and North Kivu, DRC. Please see below under specific resources the different research briefs conducted.
Research Paper-Drivers of “voluntary” recruitment and challenges for families with adolescents engaged with armed groups: Qualitative insights from Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of the Congo