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Poly-victimisation: Understanding multiple forms of victimisation among South African youth
26 Apr 2017 | by Lezanne Leoschut (Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention)

The key to stemming the tide of child and youth victimisation is bearing in mind the complete inventory of victimisations that may co-occur during childhood. This will ensure that the diverse array of underlying causes of child victimisation will be addressed, rather than merely addressing the symptoms.

Poly-victimisation: Understanding multiple forms of victimisation among South African youth
26 Apr 2017 | by Lezanne Leoschut (Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention)

The key to stemming the tide of child and youth victimisation is bearing in mind the complete inventory of victimisations that may co-occur during childhood. This will ensure that the diverse array of underlying causes of child victimisation will be addressed, rather than merely addressing the symptoms.

Powerful images: Using visual language within youth safety research
21 Apr 2017 | by Nicholas Malherbe (Violence Injury and Peace Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council)

An important means by which researchers and practitioners may begin to move away from conceptualising youth safety in such rigid ways is to develop a relevant mode of youth-centric communicative expression.

Powerful images: Using visual language within youth safety research
21 Apr 2017 | by Nicholas Malherbe (Violence Injury and Peace Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council)

An important means by which researchers and practitioners may begin to move away from conceptualising youth safety in such rigid ways is to develop a relevant mode of youth-centric communicative expression.

Practical Responses to Violence in Schools: The Whole School Approach
18 Apr 2017 | by Gillian Makota & Joanne Phyfer (Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention)

Due to its multi-faceted nature, the elimination of violence in schools calls for the engagement of all members of the school community.  The whole school approach to violence prevention attempts to achieve this, addressing school violence as a collective rather than individual challenge and involving the school community, parents, organisations…

Practical Responses to Violence in Schools: The Whole School Approach
18 Apr 2017 | by Gillian Makota & Joanne Phyfer (Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention)

Due to its multi-faceted nature, the elimination of violence in schools calls for the engagement of all members of the school community.  The whole school approach to violence prevention attempts to achieve this, addressing school violence as a collective rather than individual challenge and involving the school community, parents, organisations…

Could supporting parents in sharing picture books with their young children help prevent violence?
10 Apr 2017 | by Peter J Cooper, David Jeffery, Joseph Murray, Mark Tomlinson, Nicholas Dowdall & Lynne Murray (Mikhulu Trust)

What is needed for South Africa, and other countries with high rates of violence and limited resources, is a brief parenting intervention that can be delivered relatively inexpensively by lay personnel, that simultaneously targets the risk factors for child aggression shown. One intervention that may satisfy these requirements is training…

Could supporting parents in sharing picture books with their young children help prevent violence?
10 Apr 2017 | by Peter J Cooper, David Jeffery, Joseph Murray, Mark Tomlinson, Nicholas Dowdall & Lynne Murray (Mikhulu Trust)

What is needed for South Africa, and other countries with high rates of violence and limited resources, is a brief parenting intervention that can be delivered relatively inexpensively by lay personnel, that simultaneously targets the risk factors for child aggression shown. One intervention that may satisfy these requirements is training…

Poly-victimisation: Understanding multiple forms of victimisation among South African youth
26 Apr 2017 | by Lezanne Leoschut (Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention)
Powerful images: Using visual language within youth safety research
21 Apr 2017 | by Nicholas Malherbe (Violence Injury and Peace Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council)
Practical Responses to Violence in Schools: The Whole School Approach
18 Apr 2017 | by Gillian Makota & Joanne Phyfer (Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention)
Could supporting parents in sharing picture books with their young children help prevent violence?
10 Apr 2017 | by Peter J Cooper, David Jeffery, Joseph Murray, Mark Tomlinson, Nicholas Dowdall & Lynne Murray (Mikhulu Trust)

Community of Practitioners

Welcome to the newly registered safety practitioners and organisations. Find out how you can join.

Mrs Schazelle-Angelique Jordaan

  • Youth Desk Hercules
Jhono Bennett

Mr Jhono Bennett

  • 1to1 - Agency of Engagement
Nick Malherbe

Mr Nick Malherbe

  • Institute for Social and Health Sciences, University of South Africa and South African Medical Research Council-University of South Africa Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit