Prevention and Intervention Practice in Post-Apartheid South Africa

1st Edition

Vija Franchi, Norman Duncan

Routledge
Published October 2, 2003
Reference - 142 Pages
ISBN 9780789021052 - CAT# HW13656

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Summary

Meet the challenge posed by South African society for community psychology!

Prevention and Intervention Practice in Post-Apartheid South Africa presents theoretical, methodological, and training frameworks for violence prevention and interventions in oppressed South African communities following the end of apartheid. Researchers and practitioners examine psychological practices that empower these communities—historically marginalized and lacking in resources—to define and transform the sociopolitical and economic conditions that perpetuate the problems, risk factors, and needs associated with injustice and inequality. The book addresses violence prevention in low-income communities, injury prevention reform, non-traditional leadership alternatives, training procedures, and the use of schools as settings for community-based prevention.

Prevention and Intervention Practice in Post-Apartheid South Africa strives to extend effective mental health services to all South African citizens, broadening the definition and scope of intervention for practitioners who respond to public health needs. The book challenges traditional psychological paradigms, putting prevention before curative interventions. Topics covered include:
  • violence prevention in low-income communities
  • using case studies to influence injury prevention reform
  • training women for leadership
  • using school as a setting for community-based prevention
  • using rapid assessment procedures in training practitioners
  • and much more!
Prevention and Intervention Practice in Post-Apartheid South Africa is an essential resource for health care and helping professionals working to advance new methods of service delivery and new models of mental health practice within the community.

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