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Life skills training in after care facilities : a descriptive study

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dc.contributor.author Exley AS en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:55:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:55:46Z
dc.date.created 1991 en
dc.date.submitted 1992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/66009
dc.description.abstract The area of child care concerns the quality of care given to those children within child care institutions and the needs of the child and child-adult in preparing themselves for the world of the normal. Inadequate preparation is made to assist the often deprived and institutionalised child to face the realities of an impatient, normalised, demanding world. This thesis seeks to understand the behaviour of the institutionalised child by establishing reasons for the child or adolescent's reactions to the rigours of living the wider community. It describes the development of children within the norm of socially acceptable patterns of living and compares these patterns of norms to the child who is deprived or has not been able to live within a caring unit. It tries to establish why children from institutions or from deprived care become inadequately functioning adults. The research suggests the areas where children may be helped within the institutionalised environment to better prepare them for a non-deprived community. The concept of social and independent living skills with regard to child care is introduced and possibility that the acquisition of these skills would break the cycle of deprivation prevalent in child care today is explored. The research reports on five after care facilities in the Johannesburg area, looking at one programme in great depth. The researcher had unlimited access to relevant information. This facility used the concept discussed in social and independent living skills previously explored. The unity created a far reaching, relevant intervention in child care in South Africa today. Depicts the world view of the institutionalised child, and linked these inadequacies to the necessary acquisition of life and independent living skills. Concludes that child care as a field is in need of appropriate, relevant, culture specific research in order to adequately meet the needs of the changing face of child care. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title Life skills training in after care facilities : a descriptive study en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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