On 7th June, Thandi van Heyningen (Institute for Security Studies), who is a member of the SAPPIN research committee, presented at the International Congress on Evidence-Based Parenting Support (I-CEPS; 6th-8th June), a virtual conference which was presented by the Parenting and Family Research Alliance (PAFRA).
Thandi presented the latest SAPPIN paper, which focuses on exploring the practical implications of the evidence-based agenda in South African parenting programme delivery. Drawing on results from focus group discussions with SAPPIN members, this presentation outlined the challenges of the evidence-based approach to programme roll-out and funding in South Africa. Alternative and additional standards for quality programme implementation were also discussed, including the use of evidence-informed and evidence-led interventions and practice-based evidence.
Co-authored with Nicki Dawson and Wilmi Dippenaar, the article will soon be submitted for peer review. Be sure to look out for the publication.