Disclosure of physical, emotional and sexual child abuse, help-seeking and access to abuse response services in two South African Provinces

Disclosure of physical, emotional and sexual child abuse, help-seeking and access to abuse response services in two South African Provinces

Physical, emotional and sexual child abuse are major problems in  South Africa. This study investigates whether children know about  post-abuse services, if they disclose and seek services, and what  the outcomes of help-seeking behaviour are. It examines factors  associated with request and receipt of services. Confidential self- report questionnaires were…

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The frequency and predictors of poly-victimisation of South African children and the role of schools in its prevention

The frequency and predictors of poly-victimisation of South African children and the role of schools in its prevention

Violence has become a characteristic feature of South African  society, with women and children often bearing the brunt of this.  Contemporary research suggests that the key to stemming the tide  of child victimisation is understanding the complete inventory of  victimisations that may co-occur during childhood. There is growing  recognition that…

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Out of harms way: Tracking child abuse cases through the child protection system

Out of harms way: Tracking child abuse cases through the child protection system

The study aims to document how the child protection system processes reported cases of child abuse, and make recommendations about how child protection services could be strengthened, to reduce the risk of trauma to children and breaking the inter-generational cycle of violence. In particular the study generates recommendations for the…

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