Title: How do child and youth care workers support child-headed households in So
Zeni Thumbadoo, National Association Of Child Care Workers
Cape Town, Western Cape 7800
Concepts → Symposium A5
Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013
09.00 - 10.30
How do child and youth care workers support child-headed households?
An explorative, descriptive and contextual strategy of enquiry was used to address the research question formulated, - How do child and youth care workers support child-headed households in the community? In this process the needs, relationships, interactions and encounters which occur between child and youth care workers and young people in child-headed households are described. The research was conducted with children from two child-headed households (12 children in all) and three community child and youth care workers from the Isibindi project in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The findings confirm that the integration of child and youth care work characteristics in the daily life events of the children, contributed to services to children that are therapeutically caring, reclaiming and reflective of the African spirit of Ubuntu – demonst