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Exploring the feasibility of foster care as a primary permanency option for orphans

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Delft, Willem Friedemann en
dc.contributor.author Thiele, Shelley en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:47:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:47:57Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11
dc.date.submitted 2009-08 en
dc.identifier.citation Thiele, Shelley (2005) Exploring the feasibility of foster care as a primary permanency option for orphans, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/927> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/927
dc.description.abstract In the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, welfare organisations in Vryheid situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal have noted dramatic increases in requests for foster care placements for orphaned children. In many instances, orphans have lived by private arrangement with extended families for several years. However, families are increasingly overwhelmed with the burden of overextending scarce resources, forcing them to seek welfare assistance. Community-based responses to the crisis are regarded as top priority. This study examines literature regarding child care alternatives for orphans, focussing on foster care as the primary option. A study was conducted which explored community perceptions towards the local orphan crisis and foster care in particular. Findings revealed that although the adage 'Blood is thicker than water' still applies, foster care cannot stand alone. Alternate forms of care-giving need to be found to avoid plunging orphan care into further crisis. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (1 v. (various pagings))
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Foster care en
dc.subject Foster parent en
dc.subject Foster carer en
dc.subject Kinship care en
dc.subject Orphan en
dc.subject Orphaned and vulnerable children en
dc.subject AIDS orphan en
dc.subject Permanency planning en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Reunification en
dc.subject Community responses en
dc.subject Child care options en
dc.subject Child care alternatives en
dc.subject Child Care Forums en
dc.subject Child Care Act en
dc.subject Institutional care en
dc.subject Primary caregiver en
dc.subject.ddc 362.733096842
dc.subject.lcsh Foster home care -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Social work with children -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Foster parents -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Foster children -- Care -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Family social work -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Services for -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Children of AIDS patients -- Services for -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Child welfare -- South Africa -- Vryheid -- Finance
dc.subject.lcsh Foster home care -- South Africa -- Vryheid -- Finance
dc.subject.lcsh Federal aid to child welfare -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Child care services -- Government policy -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.subject.lcsh Foster home care -- Government policy -- South Africa -- Vryheid
dc.title Exploring the feasibility of foster care as a primary permanency option for orphans en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social work en
dc.description.degree M.A.(Social Science (Mental Health)) en


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