ENHANCING THE WELLBEING OF DIVORCED PERSONS THROUGH SOCIAL WORK SERVICES: SERVICE-USERS’ EXPERIENCES AND SUGGESTIONS

Keywords: divorce, divorced persons, enhancing wellbeing, post-divorce adjustment, social worker, social work services

Abstract

Divorce is one of the most stressful life events a person can face and it often has adverse consequences. Social work services are of critical importance in enhancing the wellbeing of divorced persons and improving their relationships with their significant others. A qualitative research study was conducted to develop an in-depth understanding of the nature of social work services to divorced persons and the divorced persons’ suggestions regarding social work services. This paper reports the findings, conclusions and recommendations based on interviews conducted with divorced South African men and women from different ethnic groups with the purpose of enhancing the wellbeing of divorced persons through social work services. 

Author Biographies

Paul Rembuluwani Mbedzi, UNISA
Department of SocialWork
Heiletje Marili Williams, UNISA
Department of Social Work
Published
2021-06-24
How to Cite
Mbedzi, P. R., & Williams, H. M. (2021). ENHANCING THE WELLBEING OF DIVORCED PERSONS THROUGH SOCIAL WORK SERVICES: SERVICE-USERS’ EXPERIENCES AND SUGGESTIONS. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 57(2), 133. https://doi.org/10.15270/57-2-924
Section
Articles