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Dealing with sexually abused children: a framework for social workers in the South African justice system

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dc.contributor.advisor Bloem, C. H. M. en
dc.contributor.author Makhubu, Lindiwe Yvonne en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:53:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:53:24Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:53:24Z
dc.date.submitted 2012-12 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1468
dc.description.abstract The South African Justice System is a broader system that brings law and order to society. This law and order also includes the constitutional rights of the sexually abused children. A special court dealing with cases of children who are sexually abused is functioning throughout the country. The purpose of this study is to develop a framework for social workers working with children in these special courts. The problem identified is that in these courts no framework exists for social workers focusing on the guidance of the child through the processes of the Justice System. This includes the therapeutic guidance by means of brief or directive therapy. The research methodology for this study focused on developmental research by using the Intervention research model of Rothman and Thomas (1994). The phases implemented in the study were Problem analysis and project planning, information gathering and synthesis and design. Qualitative data was gathered by means of semi-structured interviews and integrated in phase two of the research report. A proto-type guideline was developed and needs to be evaluated in future research. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (117 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject The child's process en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Sexually abused children en
dc.subject Framework en
dc.subject Social work en
dc.subject South African justice system en
dc.subject The child witness en
dc.subject Intervention research en
dc.subject Child development en
dc.subject Gestalt therapeutic approach en
dc.subject.ddc 362.760968
dc.subject.lcsh Child abuse -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Child witnesses -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Sexually abused children -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Sexually abused children -- Legal status, law, etc. -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Child sexual abuse -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile courts -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Child welfare -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Crisis intervention (Mental health services) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Legal status, laws, etc -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Examination of witnesses -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Sexually abused children -- South Africa -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Children's rights -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Social work with children -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Abused children -- Services for -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Interviewing in child abuse -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Games -- Therapeutic use -- South Africa
dc.title Dealing with sexually abused children: a framework for social workers in the South African justice system en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en
dc.description.degree M.Diac. (Play Therapy) en


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