INFORMING EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES FOR FARM WORKERS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND NEEDS OF FARM WORKERS IN THE KOUP

  • Jacolise Botes Master’s student, Department of Social Work, University of South Africa
  • Marichen Van der Westhuizen Department of Social Work, University of South Africa
  • Nicky Alpaslan Department of Social Work, University of South Africa

Abstract

Farm workers are viewed as a neglected segment in South African society. This qualitative research study focused on exploring and describing the needs of farm workers in Central Koup in the Western Cape. The aim was to contribute to finding solutions to deal with the identified needs through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), a specialisation in the field of occupational social work.

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Published
2014-04-30
How to Cite
Botes, J., Van der Westhuizen, M., & Alpaslan, N. (2014). INFORMING EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES FOR FARM WORKERS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND NEEDS OF FARM WORKERS IN THE KOUP. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 50(1), 38 - 58. https://doi.org/10.15270/50-1-15
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