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Stories of survival in the wake of violence and abuse on the Cape Flats

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dc.contributor.advisor Wolfaardt, J. A. en
dc.contributor.advisor Kotze, E. (Dr.) en Wilkinson, Katheryn Lynn en 2009-08-25T10:46:32Z 2009-08-25T10:46:32Z 2009-08-25T10:46:32Z 2002-11- en
dc.identifier.citation Wilkinson, Katheryn Lynn (2009) Stories of survival in the wake of violence and abuse on the Cape Flats, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The Cape Flats is characterised by widespread poverty, unemployment and frequent incidents of domestic and gang related violence. The presence of gangs in and around many of the schools in this area poses a serious problem for the community and the Western Cape Education Department. Schools are disrupted, while principals, teachers and learners are in constant fear and danger of gangsters' bullets. Families in these communities are exposed to chronic traumatisation from both gang and domestic violence. This qualitative study was concerned with exploring a narrative pastoral therapy approach to trauma counselling in schools. It focused specifically on crisis counselling as well as counselling with regard to loss and abuse. Informed by contextual and feminist theology, an action research model was used in this study. I documented my own developing practice by telling the stories of adults and children struggling against the trauma threatening to overwhelm their lives. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (120 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Trauma en
dc.subject Abuse
dc.subject Gang violence
dc.subject Traumatic loss
dc.subject School based counselling
dc.subject Crisis counselling
dc.subject Spiritual counselling
dc.subject Narrative pastoral therapy
dc.subject Action research
dc.subject Feminist theology
dc.subject.ddc 259.2
dc.subject.lcsh Narrative therapy -- South Africa -- Cape Flats
dc.subject.lcsh Pastoral theology
dc.subject.lcsh Children, Black -- Violence against -- South Africa -- Cape Flats
dc.subject.lcsh Abused children -- Pastoral counseling of -- South Africa -- Cape Flats
dc.subject.lcsh Gangs -- South Africa -- Cape Flats
dc.title Stories of survival in the wake of violence and abuse on the Cape Flats en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en M. Th. (Practical Theology -Pastoral Therapy) en

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