Positive Parenting Programmes can reduce Violence and Child Maltreatment
Parenting and violence in childhood have a major lifetime impact. Parenting programs show promise in improving parenting and reducing violence, but most research is from high - income countries. Sinovuyo Teen is part of the ‘Parenting for Lifelong Health’ initiative, a collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, and Universities. PLH’s goal is to build evidence on non - commercialized, low - cost parenting programs for low - resource settings. In a cluster randomized controlled trial in South Africa, the Parenting for Lifelong Health: Sinovuyo Teen program shows positive effects on a range of adolescent, caregiver and family outcomes.