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dc.contributor.advisorHerbst, A.G.
dc.contributor.authorBester, Narina
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-12T08:32:32Z
dc.date.available2015-08-12T08:32:32Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/14223
dc.descriptionPhD (Social Work), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractProblem statement: Due to HIV and AIDS impacting on communities, devastating consequences have been predicted. The number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in need of care is escalating, causing social workers’ caseloads to become unmanageable. These OVC who lost their parents through death are suffering multiple losses due to being orphaned. The material, protection and affection needs have to be addressed in a holistic, eco-systematic, multidisciplinary team approach. In practice social workers tend to focus mainly on the material and protection needs of OVC due to high caseloads and staff turnover, neglecting their affection needs. Social workers need to work with foster parents and children in identifying potential risk factors that could lead to risk behaviour in foster children who have lost their parents through death. The researcher designed an assessment tool that could enable social workers in practice to do an effective risk assessment of OVC in foster care. Intervention could be planned accordingly by setting goals to address risk factors timeously in an attempt to prevent future problem behaviour in OVC placed in foster care. Aim: To develop an assessment tool for social workers to identify risk behaviour in foster children who have experienced multiple losses such as the loss of one or both parents. Method: A mixed methods design was used, specifically the sequential and explanatory design which involved collecting and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data. These obtained data were then connected and integrated. Results: It was proved that a Risk assessment tool helped social workers to identify risk factors in a team effort between social workers, foster parents and children. Meeting the psychosocial needs of OVC placed in foster care more effectively is important in order to prevent the development of negative behaviour.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectHIVen_US
dc.subjectAIDSen_US
dc.subjectCrimeen_US
dc.subjectMultiple lossesen_US
dc.subjectOVCen_US
dc.subjectOrphansen_US
dc.subjectVulnerable childrenen_US
dc.subjectChild and family careen_US
dc.subjectFoster parentsen_US
dc.subjectFoster childrenen_US
dc.subjectFoster careen_US
dc.subjectSocial workersen_US
dc.subjectMaterial needsen_US
dc.subjectProtection needsen_US
dc.subjectAffection needsen_US
dc.subjectRisk behaviouren_US
dc.subjectRisk factorsen_US
dc.subjectAssessment toolen_US
dc.subjectEmosionele behoeftesen_US
dc.subjectMIVen_US
dc.subjectVIGSen_US
dc.subjectMisdaaden_US
dc.subjectVeelvuldige verlieseen_US
dc.subjectWeeskindersen_US
dc.subjectKwesbare kindersen_US
dc.subjectKindersorgen_US
dc.subjectGesinsorgen_US
dc.subjectPleegouersen_US
dc.subjectPleegkindersen_US
dc.subjectPleegsorgen_US
dc.subjectMaatskaplike werkersen_US
dc.subjectMateriële behoeftesen_US
dc.subjectBeskermingsbehoeftesen_US
dc.subjectRiskante gedragen_US
dc.subjectRisikofaktoreen_US
dc.subjectAssesseringsinstrumenten_US
dc.titleAn assessment tool for social workers to identify risk behaviour in foster childrenen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeDoctoralen_US


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