Parenting manuals gain momentum


Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) is a suite of non-proprietary, affordable and sustainable evidence-based parenting programmes to prevent violence against children and adolescents in low-resource settings. PLH is a collaboration between researchers at DSPI and a range of global partners, and projects include the Sinovuyo Teen and Sinovuyo Kids programmes.

In 2015 PLH published the 3rd edition of two parenting manuals, which have since been widely disseminated. There have been two recent endorsements for the manuals which are helping them reach an even wider audience:

  • In the keynote address at 15th European Regional Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect on 1 October 2017, the World Health Organisation endorsed the PLH manuals
  •  The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children endorsed the manuals (and the usefulness of facilitator training) in their July newsletter

This is fantastic news for all of our researchers involved (including Lucie Cluver, Frances Gardner, Jamie Lachman, Franziska Meinck). The manuals were developed in collaboration with over 700 children and families in South Africa, and each new stage of their dissemination is well worth celebrating.

Find out more:

Download the manuals here

Read about the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children here

Read about the Young Carers SA group of research projects here

Follow the links below to find out more about our work in these areas.