CISWH News: Profs. Azzi-Lessing & Lombe Receive Grant to Prevent Violence Against Children in South Africa
Addressing structural factors is essential to reducing violence against young children. This evidence-based approach is the foundation of a new program from BUSSW Profs. Lennette Azzi-Lessing and Margaret Lombe, in their roles as affiliates for the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH). The professors received a grant from the Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being at BU’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development to create a workshop for South African communities and families that combines the latest anti-violence research with local community panels.
Excerpt from, “Profs. Lennette Azzi-Lessing and Margaret Lombe Receive Research Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Young Children in South Africa,” originally published on CISWH.org:
‘This project is a clear example of CISWH’s commitment to leadership in social work information-sharing, training, research and policy development in global health equity,’ said Ellie Zambrano, CISWH executive director. The pilot project will highlight how an evidence-based model of violence prevention that responds to family’s economic and other needs and engages local communities reduces the risk of violence against young children in South Africa.”