A project with children and juveniles in a detention centre confronts social work students
with their own perceptions and experiences of being direct or indirect victims of crime, with
their own values and with integrating the values and principles of social work. Within an
ecological perspective, past and present issues in the country’s context influence perceptions
and personal values. The project challenges these perceptions and value systems. Feedback
include that students realise they should not judge the young people; that these youngsters
have dignity and worth in spite of where they come from and the crime they committed; that
they deserve respect and should be accepted for who they are. The article discusses
professional values and principles in social work and provides a case study of dealing with
undergraduate social work students’ fears, emotions and prejudices in teaching and
integrating social work values and principles.
Landman, Liezel(University of Pretoria, 2006-10-04)
South African welfare policies and social problems dictate social service rendering in South Africa. Social workers are involved in various service delivery interventions of which community development (macro focus) and ...
The field of information security is a fast-growing discipline. Even though the effectiveness
of security measures to protect sensitive information is increasing, people remain
susceptible to manipulation and thus the ...
Morifi, Mahlodi Patience(University of Pretoria, 2006-01-25)
Transformation of social service delivery began after 1994 with the establishment of the Reconstruction Development Programme. It was followed by the commitments made in the World Summit on Social Development (Copenhagen, ...