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A needs assessment of caregivers in children's homes

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, Susanne
dc.contributor.author Greyvenstein, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-28T09:36:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-28T09:36:44Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4102
dc.description.abstract Caregivers in children’s homes are the front-end workers who care for looked-after children daily. Looked-after children in children’s homes constitute a particularly vulnerable group, who are known to reveal mental health problems, which complicate the care-giving role. In conjunction with the lack of training and support, caregivers experience great challenges. This research study explores and describes the training and holistic care-giving needs of caregivers, by applying qualitative needs assessment design, where the responses of 12caregivers are explored and described. Data from the literature and semi-structured interviews and questionnaires was categorised into themes. Overarching findings include altruistic needs, the need for support and to be valued, with the researcher making recommendations and providing a convincing argument for immediate therapeutic support for caregivers. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (314 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Qualitative en
dc.subject Needs assessment en
dc.subject Play therapy en
dc.subject Gestalt therapy en
dc.subject Children’s homes en
dc.subject Caregivers en
dc.subject.ddc 362.732
dc.subject.lcsh Caregivers -- Training of
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Institutional care -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Needs assessment
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.title A needs assessment of caregivers in children's homes en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work
dc.description.degree M.Diac. (Play Therapy)


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