The 8 Pastors/Educators from the Cape Flats, trained as facilitators in the "Getting to know you" program. From left to right: Melita Dlelana, Pastor Alletta Frans, Judy-Rose Cyster, Pastor Fozia Hoosain, Dawn Pieterse, Nomanesi Makhonko, Elizabeth van der Schuur, Pastor Nomtha Batyi, and Ros Vroom.
8 new Pastors/Educators who completed the "Getting to know you" facilitator training in Cape Town, holding the new adapted manual. The Xhosa name for the program adaptation is Ndifuna ukukwazi.
Ros presenting the Gottman "Bringing Baby Home" program to Social Workers at the University of the North West Symposium on Families, at Durbanville Convention centre. In the background are images of trained observers coding the video tapes of couples who are being interviewed, as part of John Gottman's 20 year observational studies of couples' relationship satisfaction.
New dad Sipho ‘skin to skin’ with his baby, and mum Fefe, admiring their new baby. From Ros’ antenatal educational video called Molo Tata (hello dad). The Executive Committee of the Western Cape Health First 1000 day project would like to include the video to be shown in hospital and clinic waiting rooms.
While Fefe has been away at work, new Dad Sipho has been caring for baby and cleaning the house while 'wearing' his baby skin to skin.
The journey starts at the beginning of January 2016 when Rosslyn arrives in Cape Town, Western Cape Province of South Africa. Rosslyn brings with her, her experience as an RN Midwife and Neonatal Intensive Care nursing, her passion to include fathers in Maternity care, and an evidence based parenting program called Bringing Baby Home.
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