Social workers’ views on pre-trial therapy in cases of child sexual abuse in South Africa

Show simple item record Fouche, Ansie Le Roux, M.P. (Liana) 2019-04-09T10:25:44Z 2019-04-09T10:25:44Z 2018-02
dc.description.abstract This study sought to explore anecdotal reports that social workers in South Africa are often advised to postpone therapy with child complainants of sexual abuse until after the child's testimony, based on concerns of legal professionals that therapeutic interventions could influence the child's testimony. Applying purposive sampling and a qualitative research study, individual and focus group interviews were conducted with 18 social workers and one psychologist that provide therapeutic services to child complainants of sexual abuse in the Gauteng province. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and independently analyzed by both researchers, performing thematic analysis. Emerging themes include a lack of directives in terms of the provision of pre-trial therapy for child victims of sexual abuse, current practices and challenges in this regard. Recommendations for the way forward are presented. Limitations and future research will be discussed. en_ZA
dc.description.department Social Work and Criminology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fouché, A. & Le Roux, L.M.P. 2018, 'Social workers’ views on pre-trial therapy in cases of child sexual abuse in South Africa', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 76, pp. 23-33. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0145-2134 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-7757 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.008
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in : Child Abuse and Neglect. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in : Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 76, pp. 23-33, 2018. doi : 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.008. en_ZA
dc.subject Child sexual abuse en_ZA
dc.subject Child witness en_ZA
dc.subject Pre-trial therapy en_ZA
dc.subject Social workers en_ZA
dc.subject Clinical trial en_ZA
dc.subject Genetic transcription en_ZA
dc.subject Psychologist en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Victim en_ZA
dc.title Social workers’ views on pre-trial therapy in cases of child sexual abuse in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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