Year of Publication: 2017
Author: Stefanie Röhrs
Publisher: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town
Suggested Citation: Röhrs S (2017) Shifting attitudes and behaviours underpinning physical punishment of children. Briefing Paper. Cape Town: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town.
The purpose of this briefing paper is to assist policymakers and practitioners to make informed decisions about interventions that could support the development and implementation of policies and programmes targeting physical punishment. This briefing paper presents evidence on large-scale interventions that have been used to shift attitudes and behaviours underpinning physical punishment. In light of the paucity of evidence in relation to physical punishment, the briefing paper also presents evidence on the effectiveness of large-scale interventions targeting other forms of violence against children and intimate partner violence.