SaferSpaces: Early Intervention to Prevent Crime and Violence, and Promote Safety
Early Intervention to Prevent Crime and Violence, and Promote Safety
The demographic profile of the South African population as well as evidence that childhood and teenage years influence a person’s later life significantly also in regard to prevalence to violence and crime as a victim or perpetrator resonates in the importance of early intervention, multi-systemic and cognitive therapy, early childhood development interventions and school-based programmes.
In this section you can learn and discuss about the following:
• A healthy start for infants and children, including the first most relevant 1.000 days of life, pre-school and school children, and their parents, caregivers and guardians.
• A safe and supportive home, school and community environment for children and youth.
• The context-appropriate child and youth resilience programmes.
• Substance abuse treatment and prevention.
• Context-appropriate interventions for ‘vulnerable’/ at risk groups.
• And other relevant topics.