Ilifa Positive Parenting Dialogue

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Ilifa has partnered with the University of Cape Town and its collaborating partners to implement and test the Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme in the Western Cape. The Sinovuyo Caring Families Project focuses specially on the reduction of abuse and maltreatment of children in high-risk families in South Africa. The Positive Parenting Dialogue was held at the Belmont Conference Centre in … Read More

Lessons from the Field: The Sinovuyo Caring Families Project

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This Lessons from the Field brief provides an overview of the Sinovuyo Caring Families Project which is being tested by Ilifa’s partners. The programme aims to contribute to the reduction of abuse and child maltreatment in South Africa through a mixed-methods approach that combines questionnaires, observational assessments, qualitative interviews and focus groups. [ To download the full report, click HERE … Read More

Responsive Parenting: a Strategy to Prevent Violence

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This edition of Early Childhood Matters focuses on positive parenting and programmes aimed at reducing violence against young children. It makes mention of the Sinovuyo Caring Families Project, a parenting programme that seeks to address the reduction of abuse and maltreatment of children in high-risk families in South Africa. Ilifa has partnered with the University of Cape Town and its … Read More

Do parenting programmes help prevent violence in the home?

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How effective can parenting programmes be in helping to curb family violence? How would one measure this? These are key questions of a recent study that uses the outcome evaluation method to look critically at parenting programmes, and how they can or should be evaluated. The Full Article: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/85994/1/9789241505956_eng.pdf Two UCT-based academics, Cathy Ward and Inge Wessels, have played a … Read More