SAPPIN research committee member presents at the International Congress on Evidence-Based Parenting Support

September 13, 2023

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. 

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