A LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME FOR STREET CHILDREN: APPLICATION OF THE LIFE SKILLS TECHNIQUE IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL GROUP WORK

Keywords: lewensvaardighede (life skills), lewensvaardigheidsprogram (life-skills programme), straatkinders (street children), lewenskaarte (life maps), lewenskaartetegniek (life-map technique), maatskaplike groepwerk (social groupwork)

Abstract

 ’N LEWENSVAARDIGHEIDSPROGRAM VIR STRAATKINDERS: AANWENDING VAN DIE LEWENSKAARTETEGNIEK IN MAATSKAPLIKE GROEPWERKVERBANDThe focus of this article is to indicate how the life map technique was applied in the development of a life skills program for street children in order to promote the psychosocial functioning of street children. A literature study was undertaken to determine the existing legislature for and service rendering to street children. After the literature study a needs assessment was undertaken to determine the specific needs of street children. According to the results of the literature study and the needs assessment the programme was developed, which is scientifically based on the real needs of these children. The content of such a programme is reported on in this article.

Author Biographies

Elzahne Simeon, North West University
Department of Social Work
Alida Herbst, North West University
Director School for Psychosocial Health, COMPRES
Herman Strydom, North West University
Director School for Psychosocial Health, COMPRES
Published
2019-08-16
How to Cite
Simeon, E., Herbst, A., & Strydom, H. (2019). A LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME FOR STREET CHILDREN: APPLICATION OF THE LIFE SKILLS TECHNIQUE IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL GROUP WORK. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 55(3), 255. https://doi.org/10.15270/55-3-738
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Articles