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2017

Journal Articles: International

 

Research Reports

 

  • Jamieson L, Sambu W & Mathews S (2017) Out of harm's way? Tracking child abuse cases through the child protection system in five selected sites in South Africa. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.

  • Hall K, Sambu W, Berry L, Giese S, Almeleh C (2017) South African Early Childhood Review 2017. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town and Ilifa Labantwana.   

  • Röhrs S (2017) Shifting Attitudes and Behaviours Underpinning Physical Punishment of Children: A literature review on largescale interventions. Research paper for PSPPD: The Presidency. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.

  • Mathews S, Berry L & Marco JL (2017) Developing an Understanding of Complex Trauma in Childhood: Strengthening our therapeutic approaches in South Africa. Research paper for PSPPD: The Presidency.

  • Barnes H, Hall K, Sambu W, Wright G & Zembe-Mkabile W (2017) Review of Research Evidence on Child Poverty in South Africa. Report commissioned by the Department for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation. Cape Town: Southern African Social Policy Research Institute & Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.

  • Smith C & Jamieson L (2017) Report on Mandela Initiative Action Dialogue to Identify Key Priorities to Reduce Violence against Children. Double Tree Hilton, Cape Town, 24-25 May 2017.
     

Policy Briefs

 

  • Jamieson L, Mathews S & Berry L (2017) Strengthening the child protection system in South Africa. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town. [Policy brief]

  • Hall K (2017) Maternal and Child Migration in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.

  • Jamieson L, Berry L & Lake L (2017) From Survive to Thrive – Transforming South Africa by Ensuring Children Develop to their Full Potential. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.

  • Röhrs S (2017) Shifting Attitudes and Behaviours Underpinning Physical Punishment of Children: Briefing Paper. Cape Town: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.
     

Briefing Papers

 

Policy and Law Submissions

 

  • Hansungule Z & S Röhrs (2017) Centre for Child Law & Children’s Institute Joint Submission on the Traditional Courts Bill. (Gazetted for comment by the Minister of Constitutional Development and Correctional Services). 15 March 2017.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Expert Affidavit on the linkages between corporal punishment and other forms of violence. South Gauteng High Court Case Number: A263/2016: The State vs YJ. Common Law Defence of Reasonable Chastisement, June 2017; Johannesburg.
     
  • Complementary Report to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child – A response to South Africa’s Second Country Report to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Cape Town: ARC-CRSA. July 2017.
     
Opinion Editorials

 

  • Sanders S, Reynolds L & Lake L (2017) Hunger is still killing South Africa’s children. Mail & Guardian 1 December 2017. Mathews S (2017) Creating pathways to end violence against women and children. City Press 10 December 2017.
     
  • Malek E & Berry L (2017) A 1000 days to win the world. Voices 360 14 December 2017. Mathews S & Martin LJ (2017) Child murders: SA’s preventable tragedy. Cape Argus 5 September 2017 and Daily Maverick 20 September 2017 [reprint].
     
  • Röhrs S (2017) Parents’ fears over the abolition of corporal punishment are unfounded. Sunday Times 29 October 2017.
     
  • Röhrs S & Mathews S (2017) Reducing physical punishment in the home is key to reducing violence. Daily Maverick 6 November 2017.
     
Research Presentations at Conferences, Symposiums, Congresses and Meetings


International:

  • Mathews S (2017) What works to prevent violence: Synergies across projects. Panel discussion at DFID What Works Scientific Meeting, 5 – 6 July 2017; Kievitskroon, Pretoria.
     
  • Berry L, Mathews S, Stevenson A, Adefehinti B & Denga G (2017) An evaluation of a parenting programme for young caregivers: Study overview and preliminary findings. Presented at: Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives, International Conference; Cape Town, South Africa.
     
  • Hall K (2017) Supporting integrated early childhood services: An ECD Review for South Africa. Presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators, 28 – 30 June 2017; Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Hall K (2017) Fragmenting the family? The complexity of household migration strategies in post-apartheid South Africa. Presented at the UNU-WIDER & ARUA Development Conference on Migration and Mobility, October 2017; Accra, Ghana.
     
  • Jamieson L, Sambu W & Mathews S (2017) Children suffer when professionals don’t cooperate – lessons from the South African Child Abuse Tracking Study. Presented at International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect’s 15th European Regional Conference, 1 – 4 October 2017; ICC The Hague, Netherlands.
     
  • Jamieson L, Marco-Felton JL & Mathews S (2017) Developing a multidisciplinary inter-agency approach for South Africa. Presented at International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect’s 15th European Regional Conference, 1 – 4 October 2017; ICC The Hague, Netherlands.
     
  • Jamieson L & Hendricks N (2017) Measuring participation in South Africa. Presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators, 28 – 30 June 2017; Montreal, Canada.
     
  • Jamieson L (2017) Children suffer when professionals don’t cooperate – lessons from the South African Child Abuse Tracking Study. Keynote address at the 9th Annual Child Trauma Conference, 10 – 11 June 2017; ICC Durban, South Africa.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Developing an understanding of filicide in South Africa. Presented at International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect’s 15th European Regional Conference, 1 – 4 October 2017; ICC The Hague, Netherlands.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Helping children recover from sexual abuse: An outcomes assessment of a short-term residential therapeutic programme in South Africa. Presented at International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect’s 15th European Regional Conference, 1 - 4 October 2017; ICC The Hague, Netherlands.
     
  • Mathews S, Berry L & Marco JL (2017) Unpacking the complexities facing children post-sexual abuse – reflecting on an assessment of a therapeutic programme for sexually abused children. Presented at Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives, 14 - 16 June 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Sambu W (2017) Food security in urban and rural areas of Kenya: Examining food access and consumption and its relation to child nutritional status. Tackling the root causes of displacement in sub-Saharan Africa. Presented at the DAAD African Centres of Excellence International Alumni Conference, 26 November – 1 December 2017; Gordon’s Bay, South Africa.
     
  • Sambu W (2017) Poverty and child hunger in South Africa: Analysis of the General Household Survey (2002 – 2015). Putting children first: Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa, 23 – 25 October 2017; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
     
  • Delany A (2017) Towards comprehensive social protection for children in South Africa. Putting children first: Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa, 23 – 25 October 2017; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

National:

  • Berry L, Mathews S, Stevenson A, Adefehinti B & Denga G (2017) An evaluation of a teen parenting programme: Study overview and preliminary findings. Presented at Strengthening Families through Parenting National Conference, hosted by Child and Family Studies, University of Western Cape and Parenting in Africa Network; Cape Town.
     
  • Hall K, Sambu W, Berry L, Giese S & Almeleh C (2017) South African Early Childhood Review 2017. Presented at the launch of the SAECR, October 2017; Johannesburg; at the Department of Social Development ECD Round Table, October 2017; Pretoria; and at the Department of Social Development Inter-Departmental workshop on Linking Data Systems, October 2017; Pretoria.
     
  • Hall K (2017) From FCG to CSG-plus: How can the data inform the approach? Presented at a civil society workshop on reforms affecting children in kinship care. Hosted by Children’s Institute and Centre for Child Law, 30 November 2017; Belmont Conference Centre, Cape Town.
     
  • Jamieson L (2017) Reporting abuse in terms of the Children’s Act and the Sexual Offences Amendment Act. Presented at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation annual IAVI Adolescent Workshop Adolescent Research – How can we do this better, 10 May 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Lake L (2017) Using children’s rights to build leadership for child health: Contributing to debates around the nature of engaged scholarship. 2017 Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Cape Town, 2 August 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Mathews S & Martin L (2017) The Child Death Review Project: What have we learnt about child murders. Meeting on child murders in the Western Cape, with the Premier and advisors (The Western Cape Government), 29 September 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Mathews S & Martin L (2017) The Child Death Review Project: What have we learnt about child murders. Seminar on child murders in the Western Cape (The Western Cape Government), 5 December 2017; Wynberg, Cape Town.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Women and child violence: SA’s preventable tragedy. Business breakfast hosted by the University of Cape Town Development and Alumni Department sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright, 30 October 2017; Sandton, Johannesburg.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Breaking the cycle of violence: Strengthening the child protection system. Guest Speaker at Child Welfare Stellenbosch’s annual general meeting, 17 October 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Breaking the cycle of violence against children. Civil society meeting on child murders, 12 September 2017; Wynberg, Cape Town.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) When love kills: Understanding the interconnections between femicide and child killings. Women’s Day seminar at the University of Johannesburg, 25 August 2017; Johannesburg.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Developing an understanding of men who killed an intimate partner. Gender-based violence symposium at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, 7 August 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Determining Impact: Reflections from the Child Death Review project. Presented at the University of Cape Town Research Indaba, 13 June 2017; Riverclub Mowbray, Cape Town.
     
  • Mathews S (2017) Violence against child SDG 16. National consultation on Monitoring Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 16 in South Africa (United Nations Development Programme), 6 - 7 June 2017; Johannesburg.
Other Seminars and Lectures

 

  • Jamieson L & Marco JL (2017) Breaking the cycle of violence: Strengthening the child protection system. Seminar programme at the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, 9 June 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Jamieson L (2017) Children suffer when professionals don’t cooperate – lessons from the South African Child Abuse Tracking Study. Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Seminar Programme, 7 April 2017.
     
  • Lake L (2017) Why listen to children as advocates for child health? Department of Paediatrics Clinical Meeting, 22 November 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Lake L (2017) Your legal obligations as a health professional: Children’s rights, the Children’s Act and the Sexual Offences Act. Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Critical Care Child Nursing, 15 August 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Lake L (2017) Reflections on the shadow report to the Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 2013 – 2016. Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 10 August 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Lake L (2017) Making children’s rights a reality: Considerations for paediatric palliative care. Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, 12 January 2017; Cape Town.
     
  • Lake L (2017) Reflections on the draft shadow report to the Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 2013 – 2016. Department of Paediatrics Clinical Meeting, 18 January 2017; Cape Town.
Thesis

 

  • Hall K (2017) Children’s Spatial Mobility and Household Transitions: A study of child mobility and care arrangements in the context of maternal migration. PhD Thesis. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.