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Guidelines for a shelter service delivery for victims of abuse

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Delft, Willem Friedemann Groenewald, Johanna Jacoba 2010-07-23T11:51:40Z 2010-07-23T11:51:40Z 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Groenewald, Johanna Jacoba (2009) Guidelines for a shelter service delivery for victims of abuse, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This research was initiated, based on the recommendations of Groenewald (2006:126-127), in the Evaluation of Programmes of Shelters for Victims of Abuse in Gauteng Province, to develop a shelter service delivery model. The research is exploratory in nature and outlines the literature review, methodologies, tested shelter model and findings based on the experiences of stakeholders. These stakeholders are responsible for the registration and management of shelters for victims of abuse in South Africa. They include nine Provincial Victim Empowerment Programme Co-ordinators and thirty-two shelter managers. The main objectives for shelter managers and Government Departments, such as Social Development, are to provide care, support and protection. The aim is also to empower those who were caught up in relationships, fraught with gender-based violence, as well as to break the cycle of violence. This is presented in the guidelines for a shelter service delivery model for victims of abuse. The shelter model focuses on three phases: o Intake procedures o Programmes and services o Exit strategy These three phases address both psycho-social issues and the self care of service providers. The main purpose of the shelter model is to provide social service providers with a structural format for intervention with victims of abuse and their significant others. The outcome, for most of them, should be to come to terms with themselves and create a personal vision for the future without abuse or, alternatively, to take a firm stand against such actions. The model is based on a person-centered approach in order to assist victims of violence, within a development model, to attain effective living. Other findings of the research are, among others, that there is neither legislation, nor registration procedures for shelters for victims of abuse in place, except for Non-Profit Organisations, which is voluntary. It is recommended that Government should consider the amendment of the Domestic Violence Act, 116 of 1998. These amendments should include accreditation of service providers, registration requirements, norms, standards and uniform funding criteria. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xviii, 425 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Abused women and children en
dc.subject Domestic violence en
dc.subject Gender-based violence en
dc.subject Programmes en
dc.subject Empowerment en
dc.subject Victimisation en
dc.subject Victim’s rights en
dc.subject.ddc 362.82928096822
dc.subject.lcsh Family violence -- South Africa -- Gauteng -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of family violence -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Abuse of -- South Africa -- Gauteng -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Violence against -- South Africa -- Gauteng -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Abused women -- Services for -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Women's shelters -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Children's shelters -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Social group work -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Group psychotherapy -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Helping behavior -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in social work -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.title Guidelines for a shelter service delivery for victims of abuse en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work D. Phil. (Social Work)

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