AN INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN MULTI-PROBLEM POOR FAMILES LIVING IN CAPE TOWN

  • Jackie Hope Social Work, North-West University Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  • Mariette van der Merwe Centre for Child, Youth and Family Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Abstract

At the time of the research the first author was employed as a social worker at a welfare organisation in the Cape Peninsula with a case load of over 300 clients. About 30 of these cases were multi-problem families who had been receiving social work services over at least three generations. The concern was that these multi-problem poor families seemed to be immobilised and found it difficult to break out of the cycle of poverty and welfare dependency

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2014-05-26
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Hope, J., & van der Merwe, M. (2014). AN INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN MULTI-PROBLEM POOR FAMILES LIVING IN CAPE TOWN. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 49(3). https://doi.org/10.15270/49-3-49
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