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Promoting School-Age Emotional Health in Malawi

Malawi Ann Vander Stoep, PhD, Principal Investigator
Elizabeth McCauley, PhD
Laura Kastner, PhD


Our global-to-local project engages with communities that have limited access to evidence-based parenting programs to build positive parenting practices.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Over 60% of girls drop out of primary school due to poverty, early marriage and pregnancy. Our project promotes positive emotional health and school success in Malawi school children. We are developing a global-to-local community sensitization program to raise awareness of positive parenting practices that support children’s emotional health and school engagement.