Childwatch International – Key Institution Profiles

Childwatch International

Institute for Child and Family Development,
South Africa

Address Main lines of research Staff profile and disciplines Networks

Institute for Child and Family Development

University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville, 7535
Cape Town
Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27-21-959 2602/04
Fax: +27-21-959 2606
E-mail: [email protected]

Yaw Amoateng
Acting Director

Child abuse and neglect
– evaluation of child protective service training programmes
– development of protocol for child abuse management
– diversity of other related studies
Family profiles
– survey of marginalized families
– smaller studies developing out of basic data set
National programme of action for children
Intersectoral national, provincial and local:
– monitoring and measuring
– report: state of South Africa’s children
– a communication strategy
Establishing partners for children

Network development and participatory research:
– Children and violence
– Intervention strategies: needs assessment and evaluation studies
– psychology
– social work
– sociology
– speech therapy
– research methodology
– research and support services
– access to other departments on campus, such as health sciences and statistics
– South African research and academic units, institutions and state departments,
both national and provincial
– International contacts, particularly related to child abuse and families
– Studies (psychology, sociology and social work)
– Four of current staff members completed PhD or master degree studies abroad
and continue to liaise with colleagues on various types of contemporary
research in the key areas of research

Last updated: 14 September 1998

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