OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose is to strengthen the voice of civil society working with families through collaboration and shared learning.

SAPPIN aims to enhance civil society’s capacity in the realm of implementation, research, fundraising, communication and advocacy to collectively ensure that quality programmes are available and sustainable across the country in communities where they are needed.

SAPPIN exists to contribute to a larger theory of change by linking to South African and international policies for the protection and security of children, and the prevention of violence in childhood. Positive parenting interventions, informed by these policies, have proven to have a direct link to the reduction of violence within homes and the promotion of alternative disciplinary strategies, contributing to more securely attached children. These children have increased resilience and have more improved opportunities for a better future, impacting all of South Africa.

The purpose of the network is to strengthen the voice of civil society working with families through collaboration and shared learning.

OUR VALUES

SAPPIN builds a secure future for all who live in South Africa by helping families create warm and non-violent homes for children. SAPPIN members are committed to developing and implementing quality and effective parenting programmes and interventions in South Africa and as such, are guided by an intrinsic set of core values.
ACCOUNTABILITY
SUPPORT
OPENNESS
VALUING DIVERSITY
SELF-CARE
CONFIDENTIALITY
RESPECT
HONESTY
NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION
PROFESSIONALISM
RESPECT
MUTUAL LEARNING

OUR DRIVER GROUP

SAPPIN is convened by a driver group, elected by the network, that is primarily responsible for:

  • Fundraising
  • Strategic planning
  • Working with an external facilitation team to determine and decide on a process for bi-annual meetings
  • Leadership
  • Ensuring that meetings take place
  • Ensuring that reports are produced and circulated to participants

Kaathima Ebrahim
CEO, Mikhulu Trust

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Katharine Frost

Katharine Frost
Independent Psychologist

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Wilmi Dippenaar
Director, Seven Passes Initiative

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OUR PORTFOLIOS

SAPPIN runs sub-committees that support membership, and collaboration on communication, fundraising, advocacy and knowledge-sharing.
Research
Advocacy
Capacity building
Finance
Communication
Membership
Families Indaba

OUR Programmes

The evidence-based interventions implemented by SAPPIN members across South Africa help children reach their full potential as resilient and secure future adults, to benefit all who live in South Africa.

Programmes offered by member NGOs are designed to support families through all stages of a child’s life, from conception and the first 1000 days, through to adulthood. SAPPIN promotes cross-provincial training, which leads to capacity-building and shared experiences which better serve families in need.

Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre (Central)

  • Therapy and Assessment clinic
  • Parenting groups

Lefika la Phodiso (Johannesburg)

  • Art therapy groups and training

Phaphama Initiatives (Soweto)

  • Training in Lifeskills
  • Conflict transformation
  • Gender reconciliation
  • Youth mentorship and entrepreneurship
  • Creating Calming Classrooms

Sonke Gender Justice (Gauteng)

  • Mencare 50/50
  • Mencare
  • Men Engage

Ububele (Alexandra)

  • Baby Mat
  • International Child Development Programme
  • Circle Of Security - Parenting
  • Incredible Years Parenting
  • Home Visiting Programme
  • Newborn Behavioural Observation
  • Therapy and Assessment clinic
  • Booksharing
  • Creating Calming Classrooms
  • Persona Dolls

Clowns Without Borders South Africa (Durban)

  • Parenting for Lifelong Health trainings 
  • Parenting for Lifelong Health trainings 
  • Sinovuyo Teens

Dlalanathi (Pietermaritzburg)

  • Ibhayi Lengane
  • Creating Calming Classrooms
  • Play for Communication

Save The Children South Africa (Durban)

  • Child Participation Training
  • Positive Parenting Awareness Training
  • Booksharing
  • Child Participation Training

Clowns Without Borders South Africa (Cape Town)

  • Sinovuyo Kids
  • Sinovuyo Teens

The Parent Centre (Cape Town)

  • PPP
  • Thula Sana
  • Booksharing
  • Men’s groups
  • Teen Parenting
  • PACES
    (Parenting and Community Empowerment Support)

Mikhulu Trust

  • Book sharing training

The Seven Passes Initiative (George and surrounds)

  • Thula Sana (Mamma – Baba)
  • Booksharing (Prente-Pret)
  • Sinovuyo Kids
  • Sinovuyo Teens
  • Creating Calming Classrooms
  • Workplace Intervention

OUR Projects

SAPPIN is mandated to roll out special projects. Current funding has allowed for projects in various stages of design and implementation.
Parentline SA
Parentline SA Get Started Guide Parentline SA is a WhatsApp-based support service, providing holistic advice on parenting issues and challenges to parents across South Africa. Parents simply join our user friendly WhatsApp chat where they have instant access to parenting support, expert advice and insights into the world of parenting. Through our member organisations and […]
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Creating Calming Classrooms
Creating Calming Classrooms (CCC) was developed as a response to observations in children's behaviours in classrooms during the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme seeks to create calm classroom environments that are more conducive to learning; to get teachers and learners into a regulated, integrated, calm state of mind conducive for learning; and to increase learner experiences […]
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Workplace Intervention
In collaboration with The Institute for Security Studies (ISS), SAPPIN has spent over 18 months developing a novel family violence prevention programme for delivery in the workplace. The novelty is threefold: This is the first family violence prevention programme to be developed for a workplace setting in South Africa  This is the first programme with […]
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SAPPIN IN THE MEDIA

Mediated Conversation - Violence in Schools
 

Guest 1:
Matakenye Matakanye
General Secretary of the National Association for School Governing Bodies

Guest 2:
Mary Metcalf
Education expert

Guest 3:
Katharine Frost
Educational psychologist, in private practice and SAPPIN

Cycle of Violence
 

Guest:
Katharine Frost
Educational psychologist, in private practice and SAPPIN

EVENTS

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Families Indaba
Gauteng
26 October 2022 - 08:30 am to 28 October 2022 - 04:00 am
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MEDIA

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Jozi FM - Interview with Kathrine Frost
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