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ERIC Number: EJ1109456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Social Work Counselling for the Children of Botswana: Contemporary Issues and Corresponding Needs
Ntshwarang, Poloko N.; Malinga-Musamba, Tumani
Child Care in Practice, v22 n3 p218-230 2016
Economic development and globalisation have had both positive and negative consequences for many people in Botswana. The changing economic situation has affected their social, economic, spiritual, health, and psychological status. The population most at risk is children. Children face several challenges such as malnutrition, sexual and other forms of abuse, poverty, orphanhood, abduction and trafficking, and HIV and AIDS. These challenges not only have affected children's lifestyles but have also constituted a challenge to service providers, especially social work practitioners. The multiple difficulties encountered by children have serious implications for practice, especially in the clinical domain. This article attempts to highlight some of the issues affecting children in present-day Botswana and their implications for social work practice with a specific focus on counselling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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