A CO-CONSTRUCTED PRACTICE MODEL FOR SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW

Keywords: child justice, supporting parents, practice model, generic efforts

Abstract

The ecological systems theory and the buffering effect model both suggest that the absence of a multi-systemic conceptualisation of supporting parents of children in conflict with the law (CCL) diminishes the impact of traditional generic efforts to meaningfully buffer parents of CCL during the child justice process. This participatory qualitative study involved parents of CCL and child justice officials as co-constructors of a practice model for supporting parents of CCL. The co-constructed practice model shows that parents must have access to informational, emotional, practical and professional support prior to, during and after the child justice process..

Author Biographies

Zurina Abdulla, Nelson Mandela University
Department of Social Development Professions
Blanche Pretorius, Nelson Mandela University
Psychology Department, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Veonna Goliath, Nelson Mandela University
Department of Social Development Professions
Published
2020-03-24
How to Cite
Abdulla, Z., Pretorius, B., & Goliath, V. (2020). A CO-CONSTRUCTED PRACTICE MODEL FOR SUPPORTING PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 56(1), 33-50. https://doi.org/10.15270/56-1-788
Section
Articles