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What is child abuse? Emotional abuse Neglect Physical abuse Sexual abuse Exploitation Who abuses children and why? Is it ever the child’s fault? What can I do?


What is anxiety? Why is it important to talk about anxiety? When should I be concerned? What are panic attacks? Managing your child’s anxiety . Tips for parents in managing anxiety and panic. Resources.

Behaviour problems

What are behaviour problems? Behaviour problems to watch out for. What are some common behavioural disorders?

Bonding and attachment

What is bonding? What is attachment? Good things about attachment and bonding for the baby.


What is bullying? Different types of bullying Possible signs of bullying. The role players. What to do if your child is being bullied or is the bully? Be internet safe and bullying in schools.

COVID-19 Advice and Resources

Basic Information, Myths and Facts, Where you can get tested, Additional Resources


What is depression? Signs and symptoms of depression. Treating depression. Resources.


What does disability mean? Talking to your child about disability. Teaching empathy while explaining disability. Things to remember.

Discrimination & Stigma

What is discrimination? What is stigma? Talking to your child about discrimination and stigma. What to do if your child is being discriminated against.

Eating problems

What are eating disorders? Types of eating disorders? Tips for managing eating disorders and how you can help.

Gangsterism / Violence

Gangsterism in South African Schools. Where do gangs come from? Tips for parents and schools. Resources, References and Contacts.

Harmful Religious Practices

What are harmful religious practices? What to do. Resources.

Online Safety

Online Safety contract for your children

Positive Discipline

What is Positive Discipline? How children learn best. Communication with children. Difficult children or children with special needs. Raising boys and girls. Behaviour that is harmful to children. Learning with our children. Parents/Caregivers also need ‘time out’.

Poverty & Homelessness

What is poverty? Talking to children about poverty and homelessness. What you can do about street children. Resources.

Safety tips for children who are in school

Safety tips for children who school in local CDB Schools

School Attendance

What is School refusal? Child truanting at school? Lack of money for fees? Know your rights!

Self Harm

What is self harm? Types of self harm. Why do people self harm? Tips for parents if your child is self-harming.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

STIs (sexually transmitted Infections) are infections (sicknesses) caused by germs (viruses, bacteria, and funguses) that move from person to person


What is suicide? Risk factors, Warning signs and tips for caregivers


What is trauma? Different traumatic events. How people are affected by trauma. How people respond to trauma. How does trauma affect children? Intervening in trauma cases. Legislation. How can you get help?

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