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From the Director’s Desk

Dear parents, friends and colleagues, We hope that in the midst of all life’s challenges, you and your families are experiencing many moments of joy and blessings. In last month we commemorated Human Rights Day which reminds us of the tragic Sharpeville massacre on 21 March 1960 as well our South African Constitution which gives equal rights to all. The […]

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MEDIA RELEASE “Don’t shame pregnant teens – rather give proper sex education”.

11 March 2015 ‘Instead of banishing teenage mothers to Robben Island, role players should rather be proactive by empowering parents with the necessary tools to give adequate and age appropriate sex education to their children’, according to Erna Rheeder, SAVF FAMNET co-ordinator. This follows after President Jacob Zuma, in an address to traditional leaders yesterday, […]

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The Parent Centre partners with the Vital Foundation in preventing child abuse

The Parent Centre and the Vital Foundation recently joined hands in providing much needed antenatal and postnatal support to pregnant women from Gugulethu who are facing additional challenges such as unplanned pregnancy; lack of support from their partners and/or families; financial hardship; depression – challenges which increase the risk of child abuse. This new partnership […]

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The Parent Centre participates in the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2014

The Parent Centre was invited to participate in the Johannesburg and Cape Town launch of the 2014 edition of the South African Child Gauge. This document produced by the Children’s Institute University of Cape Town, has rapidly become an annual publication to look forward to. Congratulations to the Director and staff of the Children’s Institute […]

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Prevention of violence against children

Why supporting parents and caregivers and promoting positive parenting is important for prevention of violence against children: Most violence against children happens in the early years – and in the child’s home. Many parents have personal vulnerabilities (e.g. personal history of violence or abuse; low empathy; depression; stress; poor social support; lack of child development and […]

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Social Movie 2014 – The Concept

 The Parent Centre is a non profit organization based in Cape Town, South Africa. Our Vision is to strive to contribute to a society in which every parent/caregiver is able to raise resilient and well-balanced children so that they are able to develop their full potential and be protected from victimization and abuse in communities […]

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Impact of Technology on Communication

Effects of Technology on Communication everything has both a positive and negative impact, and the impact of technology on the communication process also comes as mixed baggage. In this article, we would be discussing the impact of popular technological elements like emails, telephones, cell phones, etc., on our means of communication. Mobiles and the Internet […]