SaferSpaces: Parenting

Theme: Parenting

Preventing the kinds of violence children experience, and grow up to repeat, requires South Africa as a society to start thinking about how best we can support parents. Putting in place good, strong interventions based on the best available evidence is vital to national growth and development. This is because children who grow up in warm and attentive families have a much better chance of completing school and developing the required working skills thereafter. An investment in supporting parents may take time to show returns, but the cost benefits as far as health and criminal justice are concerned make this a wise, long-term investment.

This curated theme page presents all knowledge and information available on SaferSpaces on Parenting and its importance for preventing violent behaviour.

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Blog

Why societies must protect children if they want fewer criminals
03 Oct 2016 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

Preventing and reducing stubbornly high levels of violence in South Africa can only be achieved if the country focuses on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home, and that they are warmly cared for.

Why societies must protect children if they want fewer criminals
03 Oct 2016 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

Preventing and reducing stubbornly high levels of violence in South Africa can only be achieved if the country focuses on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home, and that they are warmly cared for.

Sikhula ndawonye – developing an early parenting intervention for women
25 Apr 2016 | by Elizabeth Dartnall | Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)

Promoting positive relationships between caregivers and their children early on can reduce childhood aggression and help prevent violence in adulthood. Sikhula ndawonye is a locally relevant, culturally appropriate parenting programme that aims to promote effective parenting practices and maternal coping skills.

Sikhula ndawonye – developing an early parenting intervention for women
25 Apr 2016 | by Elizabeth Dartnall | Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)

Promoting positive relationships between caregivers and their children early on can reduce childhood aggression and help prevent violence in adulthood. Sikhula ndawonye is a locally relevant, culturally appropriate parenting programme that aims to promote effective parenting practices and maternal coping skills.

Stopping violence starts at home
20 Apr 2015 | by Daniel Brumund | GIZ South Africa

South Africa takes a front seat when it comes to developing and evaluating programmes that have a proven impact in preventing violence. This was one of the key messages at a seminar by the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria on the 15th of April 2015. The speakers presented…

Stopping violence starts at home
20 Apr 2015 | by Daniel Brumund | GIZ South Africa

South Africa takes a front seat when it comes to developing and evaluating programmes that have a proven impact in preventing violence. This was one of the key messages at a seminar by the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria on the 15th of April 2015. The speakers presented…

Violence prevention: critical to national development
19 Mar 2015 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

In this commentary on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), Chandré Gould from the Institute for Security Studies explains why there is a need to focus on early childhood interventions if we want to sustainably reduce crime and violence in South Africa.

Violence prevention: critical to national development
19 Mar 2015 | by Chandre Gould | Institute for Security Studies

In this commentary on the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), Chandré Gould from the Institute for Security Studies explains why there is a need to focus on early childhood interventions if we want to sustainably reduce crime and violence in South Africa.

Why societies must protect children if they want fewer criminals
Sikhula ndawonye – developing an early parenting intervention for women
Stopping violence starts at home
20 Apr 2015 | by Daniel Brumund | GIZ South Africa
Violence prevention: critical to national development
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Resources

Few safe places for South African children - Infographic

DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development | 01 Apr 2018

Protecting Children is Everybody's Business - Advocacy

WC Child Protection Collaborative

State of South Africa's Fathers 2018 - Report/Study

Sonke Gender Justice, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) | 06 Jul 2018

INSPIRE Indicator Guidance and Results Framework - Guide/Manual

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) | 01 Jul 2018
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Project Profiles

Peace Committee Model

| Free State, Western Cape

The Peace Committee Model is a specific and tested model for the resolution of disputes within communities through the establishment… Read more

Peace Committee Model

Men's Mentoring Project

Community Action towards a Safer Environment (CASE) | Western Cape

The Men’s Mentoring Project looks at men’s issues and their impact on community, violence and family breakdown. The core objective… Read more

Men's Mentoring Project