Project mission and social relevance

Shabab van Nu! Mission and social relevance

Migration can cause the destabilisation of parenting practices and concepts. Partly, this leads back to having to raise children in settings that are culturally highly diverse. In our earlier research we found that, as a response to this, migrant families create new, hybrid parenting practices. Social networks in which parents exchange and learn are key in establishing these new parenting practices. Little is known, however, about the underlying social learning processes.
This research wants to fill in this gap by describing and understanding these social learning processes. In addition, its goal is to shed light on how these processes can be supported in bottom-up parenting programmes for this specific target group.
By doing so, this study tunes into the increasing need to offer culturally diverse social services as well as the growing interest of national governments and local policy makers in supporting bottom-up and participatory approaches.