Activities of Family Practitioners

The CFS provides opportunity for family practitioners and decision makers to access and contribute to information on South African families and constituent family members through 

  • Information sharing webinars, workshops, seminars and conferences

  • Media advocacy e.g. radio, written articles, social media, etc.

  • Discussion papers and documents representing family issues made available to stakeholders

  • Research and studies on family related matters (short research topics and a goal of a longitudinal study on families)


The CFS supports service providers that work with families and constituent family members to network through a platform by

  • Managing a network of organisations who support the FCP

  • Managing of individual experts who support the FCP


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that families live and interact within the broader community. In line with this "new normal" the approach to direct work with families is also changing. While we wait for the reconvening of face-to-face workshops, the CFS is providing support directly into family homes through online and socially distanced community support. The self-managed, mother-tongue manuals will be made available through print, radio and the social media platforms.