Articles by Keyword: Vulnerable Children

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  1. Can Professionals Offering Support to Vulnerable Children in Kenya Benefit from Brief Play Therapy Training?

    Can Professionals Offering Support to Vulnerable Children in Kenya Benefit from Brief Play Therapy Training?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This paper evaluates the perceived benefit to a group of thirty caring professionals of a brief training in Child-centred play therapy. Play therapy enables a child to create fictional worlds and in this way make sense of the real world...
  2. Children's Loss of Agency under Extreme Adversity

    Children's Loss of Agency under Extreme Adversity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explores the notion of children's agency in situations of extreme adversity. The child participants (n=117) live in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; extreme poverty; and systemic educational malfunction. Four focus group interviews were conducted with the children...
  3. Photovoice as a Methodological Tool to Address HIV and AIDS and Gender Violence amongst Girls on the Street in Rwanda

    Photovoice as a Methodological Tool to Address HIV and AIDS and Gender Violence amongst Girls on the Street in Rwanda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study involved a particular group of children in Rwanda—girls who are living on the street and who miss out on education. Noting their relative absence from “the picture” in relation to accesses to services, the study explored how participatory...
  4. Psychological Distress in Orphan, Vulnerable Children and Non-Vulnerable Children in High Prevalence HIV/AIDS Communities

    Psychological Distress in Orphan, Vulnerable Children and Non-Vulnerable Children in High Prevalence HIV/AIDS Communities

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The degree of psychological distress and access social support is investigated in children (n = 741) living in nine high prevalence HIV/AIDS communities. They comprised (i) vulnerable, maternally-orphaned (n = 319); (ii) vulnerable and not orphaned (n = 276); and...
  5. Teachers' Use of Memory-Box-Making to Provide Psychosocial Support in Their Pastoral Role

    Teachers' Use of Memory-Box-Making to Provide Psychosocial Support in Their Pastoral Role

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the use of memory-box-making by teachers in their pastoral role. Ten female teachers participated in the study. The site of the study is in a South African primary school in an urban informal settlement. We used multiple...
  6. Breaking the silence: using memory books as a counselling and succession-planning tool with AIDS-affected households in Uganda

    Breaking the silence: using memory books as a counselling and succession-planning tool with AIDS-affected households in Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article reviews the experience of NACWOLA and Save the Children (UK) in using 'memory books' in AIDS-affected households in Uganda from the mid-1990s to the present. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with key stakeholders in early 2004, including NACWOLA...
  7. 'But where are our moral heroes?' An analysis of South African press reporting on children affected by HIV/AIDS

    'But where are our moral heroes?' An analysis of South African press reporting on children affected by HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Messages conveyed both explicitly and implicitly in the media play an important role in shaping the public's understanding of issues, as well as in shaping associated policy, programmes and popular responses to these issues. This paper applies discourse analysis to...
  8. What do Tanzanian children worry about?

    What do Tanzanian children worry about?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper explores the worries of children in a sample of 8- to 15-year-old children, drawn from three primary schools on the outskirts of Moshi, Tanzania. Data about children's worries were collected by two methods. First, lists of worries were...
  9. Beyond liminality: orphanhood and marginalisation in Botswana

    Beyond liminality: orphanhood and marginalisation in Botswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    For children, the death of a parent initiates a rite of passage, a three-stage process: separation from their status as 'son' or 'daughter', a period of liminality with rituals of mourning, burial and interment, and finally re-aggregation into a re-formed...
  10. The children left to stand alone

    The children left to stand alone

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork in Seke, a semi-rural area outside Harare, Zimbabwe, this paper explores the social mechanism behind the seeming invisibility of children left on their own and how this form of 'invisibility' challenges established notions of childhood, parenthood,...