First 1000 Days Relationship Support Tool

Ibhayi Lengane

Ilifa is supporting the development and testing of the Ibhayi Lengane First 1000 Days relationship support tool. This is an intervention designed to support the relationship between a mother and child during the first 1000 days of the child’s life, and is intended to be used as an add-on to existing home visiting programmes.

This article discusses the process of the tool’s development and its importance in contexts where mothers are living in high-stress environments, exacerbated by poverty.

Written by Rachel Rozentals-Thresher, dlalanathi. Published by Ilifa in 2015.