DIE PSIGOSOSIALE BEHOEFTES VAN MAATSKAPLIKE WERKERS TYDENS ONDERSOEKE NA SEKSUELE MISBRUIK VAN KINDERS

Daleen Luyt, Corinne Strydom

Abstract


Social workers are designated by the Children’s Act No.38 of 2005 to investigate alleged cases of sexual abuse of children. During investigations social workers experience intense feelings that could have an emotional impact on them and their role functioning. The researcher adopted a qualitative approach with the interpretive descriptive research design to explore the psychosocial needs of social workers during investigations into child sexual abuse. Eleven participants participated in the study and data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews. It was found that social workers experience unique psychosocial needs which, if not addressed, can lead to negative role functioning.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15270/54-3-655

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