A GROUP INTERVENTION PROGRAMME FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE

  • Ansie Fouché North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)
  • Hayley Walker-Williams North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)

Abstract

This study reports on the core components of the Survivor to Thriver strengths-based group intervention programme for women who experienced childhood sexual abuse. It advocates a balanced approach and draws on an eclectic mix of theories, and has been field tested with two groups of women. An exposition of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, a description of the context, the role of the expert companion, outcomes and activities of the programme, evaluation methods and standard of care is provided. Finally, critical reflections on the intervention are discussed as well as limitations and the way forward. 

Author Biographies

Ansie Fouché, North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)
Social Work subject group
Hayley Walker-Williams, North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)
Social Work subject group
Published
2016-10-28
Section
Articles