Original Articles

Child Abuse: Psychosocial and Religious Intervention Strategies in Zimbabwe

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 19, issue 2, 2009 , pages: 261–263
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2009.10820289
Author(s): Regis ChiresheWalter Sisulu University,, Excellent ChiresheGreat Zimbabwe University,, Pilot MudhovoziUniversity of Venda,


The article examines psychosocial and religious intervention strategies used to prevent and manage child abuse in Zimbabwe. Psychosocial interventions used include primary, secondary and tertiary interventions. Religious interventions include primary and tertiary intervention. It appears that the intervention strategies are used mostly by professionals who offer psychosocial support than by religious organizations.

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