Pasin Bilong Lukautim Pikinini Gut (Parenting for Child Development - P4CD) is a parenting program developed for parents and children in remote communities of Papua New Guinea.

In 2016 CCDE was commissioned by UNICEF PNG to develop a positive parenting program to reduce violence against children and to improve family wellbeing. The program was developed with input from communities in four provinces and has been implemented in Western Highlands, Madang, Jiwaka and Simbu, and is currently being expanded to more provinces, with involvement of the Catholic Church, other churches and the PNG Department of Community Development.

Evaluation has demonstrated high levels of community involvement in the program, with impressive parental attendance and positive feedback about what they have learned. There are promising indications of improved parenting and family wellbeing, with reductions in child maltreatment including reductions in use of corporal punishment and verbal abuse. Parent report significant reductions in family violence. UNICEF, the Churches and PNG Government are currently working to ensure the sustainability of the program and its extension to more provinces with additional partners.

Chief investigator:
Contact information:

Contact Professor Gary Robinson for more information via email

Project dates:

The project ran from March 2016 to December 2018.

  • Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development
  • The Catholic Church Archdioceses of Madang and Mount Hagen, and the Diocese of Kundiawa
  • The Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands
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